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WCED Blog

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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What is FDI and Why Does it Matter?

The term “FDI,” or Foreign Direct Investment, is actually as simple as it sounds. Foreign companies looking to invest in the United States are the basis of foreign direct investment. The U.S. is recognized as a strong place to do business and a country at the forefront of innovat… Read more >

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Wake County ED Managers Travel to Atlanta

In WCED’s continued mission of making Wake County a global contender for jobs, economic development managers John Johnston and Kathleen Henry travelled to Atlanta to meet with site selection consultants in the area. Meeting with consultants gave John and Kathleen the opportunity to tel… Read more >

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Chief Executive Magazine Features Major Raleigh Company

As the Research Triangle region continues to draw the eye of business leaders across the nation, experts are analyzing what has made the region such an attractive landing spot for businesses over the past decade. Each day, the Research Triangle’s three tier-one research universities, d… Read more >

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Global Traveler Magazine Covers Raleigh

In the May 2018 issue of Global Traveler magazine, journalist Ron Bernthal captures his recent visit to Raleigh detailing the business-friendly environment and quality of life amenities that enhance the community’s lifestyle. His article offers a perfect reflection on the current lands… Read more >

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2018 Economic Development Forum Recap

When Wake County residents think of growth, their thoughts can often be separated into two camps. While some think of new restaurant openings, job creation, and opportunity, others think of longer commutes, shrinking backyards, and fewer familiar faces. While growth brings its share of bene… Read more >

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Qatar Officials Tour the Research Triangle

As out-of-market talent and qualified graduates continue to pour into Wake County, the need for a diverse business ecosystem continues to grow. While the Research Triangle region’s job economy has long been stoked by industry convergence and collaboration, civic and business leaders fr… Read more >

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Triangle Small Business Week is Almost Here

When it comes to small business, it can be easy to think of mom-and-pop shops or family-owned restaurants. But did you know that nearly 80,000 employees throughout the Triangle work for a small business? In fact, more than 79 percent of businesses in the Raleigh region are classified as smal… Read more >

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Our Journey with Credit Suisse

Last week our team, along with our regional partners, participated in the groundbreaking for the expansion of Credit Suisse at RTP. Jim Captain, Credit Suisse’s Research Triangle Park site lead, along with Governor Roy Cooper, broke ground at RTP to expand operations with a s… Read more >

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The Evolution of our Economy - By Danya Perry

Do you remember cassette tapes? How about pagers? At one point, we thought there would be nothing better than caller ID. They were all innovations in their day, but we have evolved. Progress is great. In many circumstances, though, there are growing pains. The evolution of our economy will … Read more >

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Raleigh Delegation Reflects on Trip to Austin

A lot of people say that Raleigh and Austin are comparable cities. They have a number of clear similarities including a talented workforce, great quality of life, strong employment growth rate, and the cost of doing business. What is harder to quantify, though, is how the cultures of both ci… Read more >