About WCED

About WCED

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) is the primary economic development organization for Wake County, providing economic development support for its 12 municipalities. As a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the organization proactively creates an environment in which Wake County can grow and thrive, resulting in new jobs and capital investment.

WCED accomplishes its mission through business recruitment, retention and expansion; marketing and public relations; talent recruitment and retention; and support of entrepreneurship.

It was another exciting year for Wake County Economic Development! We enjoyed many successes across key focus areas and initiatives. This past year included continued growth in key industries like IT/technology and growth in others such as financial technology (fintech). The team hosted several new events, met with multiple foreign delegations, completed a survey focused on workforce development, welcomed an equitable economic development manager and a new executive director for Innovate Raleigh, and traveled across the U.S. sharing the Wake County story.

We’re looking forward to the opportunities already emerging for FY 2018-2019.

You can review the 2017-2018 annual report here. 

Thanks to our Edge investors, who fund our economic development program


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