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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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On the Road Again: Raleigh Delegation Travels to Austin for SXSW 2020

On Saturday, March 14, a team of local organizations will travel to Austin, Texas, to host a booth at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) Trade Show. Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh, and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau will unveil a new c… Read more >

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Site Request Trends – Annual Demand & Activity

By: Morgan Ross, Senior Research Manager Wake County is consistently recognized as one of the best places for business and careers in the country. The region’s availability of buildings and shovel ready sites, competitive incentives and taxes, and a strong talent pool make i… Read more >

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Site Selector Visit to Atlanta

Last week, representatives from our team, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and other local partners traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to host a networking luncheon for site-selection consultants and foreign consulates based in Atlanta. The purpose of these visits to neighboring mar… Read more >

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WCED Welcomes New Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Programming Coordinator

Please help us welcome our new Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Programming Coordinator, Noor Bokhari! Noor will play a vital role in the Triangle DEI Alliance, and Wake County Economic Development’s focus on Equitable Economic Development. Noor is passionate about creating incl… Read more >

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Annual Report Released

We are excited to share that our 2018-2019 annual report has been released! The annual report shows an overview of activity from the past year and provides a high-level look at projects, initiatives, partnerships, and awards. This fiscal year, we saw an increase in jobs and investment, furth… Read more >

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Belgian Ambassador Visits the Research Triangle

Dirk Wouters, ambassador of Belgium to the United States, traveled to North Carolina on Dec. 9-10 to learn more about the Research Triangle region. Ambassador Wouters was appointed in Washington D.C. in 2016. The ambassador represents Belgium’s federal government in the United States … Read more >

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ECONOMIX 2019 - What we Learned & New Trends

The ECONOMIX conference is a blend of state and local economic development professionals, site selection consultants, and utility representatives. The annual conference brings the economic development community together to share insights and practical tools to enhance work in their respect… Read more >

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Why Headquarters Thrive in Wake County

Over the last five to 10 years, several successful corporate companies have chosen Wake County as their new home. Why? The Raleigh metro is the most competitive in the United States. The diverse talent pool, proximity to an international airport, lower tax rate, top-tier education, and a co… Read more >

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Recap: NCEDA 2019 Fall Conference

Active involvement in the North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) is a priority for Wake County Economic Development, with attendance at conferences and active participation in committees that are shaping the industry for the state. NCEDA conferences provide an excellent oppor… Read more >

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The Importance of Understanding Japanese Culture in Business

Last week at our Partners Meeting, Wake County Economic Development hosted Jonathan Brewster with the NC Japan Center to discuss Japanese culture and business protocol. The NC Japan Center serves as a focal point for interaction between Japan and North Carolina and is a statewide resource in… Read more >