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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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Event Recap: Being Transformative in Opportunity Zones

By: Bridget Harrington, Executive Director, Innovate Raleigh On August 6, Innovate Raleigh and Wake County Economic Development (WCED) held a virtual event focused on Opportunity Zones (otherwise known as “Ozs”. Danya Perry and I saw the need for a conversation on the utilizatio… Read more >

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Kathleen Henry named to Georgia Southern University’s 40 under 40

We are pleased to share Kathleen Henry, Economic Development Director was recently named to Georgia Southern University's Alumni Association 40 under 40 Class of 2020! This program, in its fifth year, recognizes and celebrates young alumni that are leading the way in business, leadership, co… Read more >

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The Triangle’s Emerging Esports Ecosystem

Guest writer: Ed Tomasi, Co-Chair, Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee As the sports world took a pause in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, esports became the only sport, and has continued to provide entertainment for fans, new and old, around the world. The Greater … Read more >

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The World’s Top Tech Talent Works in the Triangle Region

By: Michael Haley, Wake County Economic Development In the recently released CBRE tech talent report, it was no surprise that the Raleigh-Durham market ranked in the top 10. The ranking kept us in the good company of other tech giants like San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seat… Read more >

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Marketing and Economic Development: A Dynamic Duo

One of the main reasons our community continues to grow (+60 ppl per day) and appear on almost every list or ranking, is because we have a great story. Whether the focus is on NC State’s Quantum Computing Hub or Wake Med’s drone delivery program, our story is dynamic, evolving, a… Read more >

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Wake County featured in Global Life Science Virtual Conference

By: Kathleen Henry, Economic Development Director, Wake County Economic Development On July 13 – 14, in partnership with Dr. Laura Rowley, Director of Life Science Economic Development at the North Carolina Biotechnology center, Wake County Economic Development recorded a webinar t… Read more >

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Economic Development Summit Series: Final Recap

By: Michael Haley, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development Over the last year, our team had been working on putting together an economic development summit that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Our plan was to hold a half-day (in-person) summit and present content tha… Read more >

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Economic Development Summit Series: Seminar #3 Recap

Written by: Mike Hogan, Research Economist, RTI International As part of our Economic Development Summit Series, Mike Hogan recaps his session on the Regional Skills Analysis Survey Results. Since 2017, RTI International has worked with regional chambers in North Carolina looking to proac… Read more >