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Our blog discusses everything from economic trends in the area to the assets that make our community so great. If you want a more in-depth look into our community, here's where to find it. 

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Southeast's Largest Digital Gathering Held in Raleigh

We’re proud to support the upcoming Internet Summit conference, November 16th-17th, for what will be an amazing digital event!  Expand your knowledge and stay current on trends and best practices from the digital landscape. We’ve worked with the organizers to score a discou… Read more >

Annual Report

Annual Report Released

As the 2015/2016 comes to a close, Wake County Economic Development has released our annual report to highlight major accomplishments our organization has made this past year. From engagement with every aspect of our community to leading the efforts for site development across the count… Read more >


Anatomy of a Project Series

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) recently launched a three-part series on the anatomy of a successful economic development project. The series examines the process of successfully recruiting a company to a site. Using the Novartis location to Holly Springs as a case study, each part o… Read more >


Join us for ITARC Southeast

Training, knowledge, innovation and networking for IT architects, engineers and decision makers Who: ITARC Southeast 2016: The Future of IT Architecture What: A two-day conference experience for IT architects, engineers and decision makers featuring a full day of four master class training… Read more >

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Community Voting: SXSW 2017 PanelPicker

Wake County Economic Development (WCED), the City of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) are collaborating to showcase Raleigh as a top hub for innovation and creativity at SXSW 2017. As part of this initiative, the organizations and local partners have sub… Read more >


Dir. of Talent & Product Development to participate in the third cohort of the Fellowship for Education Attainment

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has chosen Ashley Cagle, Director of Talent and Product Development at Wake County Economic Development (WCED), to participate in the third cohort of the Fellowship for Education Attainment. Cagle is one of only 22 chamber professio… Read more >


Raleigh's Cost of Living remains below National Average

The Council for Community and Economic Research has published The Cost of Living Index for 2016Q1. The Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services, excluding taxes and non-consumer expenditures, for professi… Read more >


Nonstop Service from RDU to Paris to Bring Positive Economic Impact

Patrons of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport can now easily enjoy Ladurée macarons or climb the Eiffel Tower with a non-stop flight to Paris. Thanks to Delta passengers can connect to more than 70 destinations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East with one easy… Read more >


State of Downtown Raleigh Reveals Major Growth for Area

Downtown Raleigh Alliance hosted their annual ‘State of Downtown,’ Tuesday morning, April 26 to take an in-depth look at all that happened in 2016. Raleigh is one of the fastest growing downtown’s in America which is in the midst of a $1.1 billion construction boom and an… Read more >


Site Assessment Program Prepares Land for Industrial Development

In February, Wake County Economic Development launched into the second year of our Site Assessment Program (SAP). The first year of the Site Assessment program dispelled myths, engaged the community and supplied Wake County towns with resources to make steps towards logical and economica… Read more >