About WCED


Wake County Economic Development is funded through investment from the private and public sectors through the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Competitive Edge initiative. Raleigh, Wake County and the Triangle Region are known for collaborating effectively to bring about tangible results for our communities. Effective collaboration does not happen by accident. It is intentional and requires the dedication of business, government and civic leaders like you. The Competitive Edge initiative is an example of this successful collaboration. 

Learn more about the Edge initiative. 
See our full list of investors.  

“Edge 5 is the funding engine that allows the Raleigh Chamber to execute programs for economic development, lobbying for transportation enhancements, and business leader collaboration. They are the driver behind Wake County being a top rated place in the country to work, live, and raise a family.”

Geoff Lang
Vice President, Site Operations, MetLife

“Bank of America supports Edge 5 because it’s one of the most important and effective investments we make in talent attraction, business recruitment and expansion, quality of life, sustainability, and regional competitiveness.  Edge 5 is essential to strengthening our community and supporting its economic success!”

Kari Stoltz
Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

“The strength of this collaborative partnership and the rapid economic growth in the Triangle have been critical to our ability to recruit talent and expand services in Wake County, which are vital to our ability to provide the best health care for our community.”

Dr. David Zaas
President, Duke Raleigh Hospital

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


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