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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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Join us at our Triangle Talent Forum

At this year’s Triangle Talent forum, we will explore “The Workforce of Tomorrow” and will be answering the question - how are you and your organization preparing for the future workforce? Did you know that more than 70 percent of our existing businesses in the Research Tr… Read more >

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Advanced Manufacturing represents a Key Cluster in Wake County & the Triangle

By: John Johnston There’s a long history of manufacturers and advancing manufacturing in Wake County. Home to more than 200 companies, Wake County and the Research Triangle region play a critical role in the future of North Carolina’s advanced manufacturing economy. In Wake Coun… Read more >

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Ashley Cagle Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

On Sunday, Jan. 27, Ashley Cagle became the second member of the Wake County Economic Development team to accept the Economic Development 40 Under 40 award. Jenn Bosser (City of Raleigh) also was a recipient of the award several years ago.  Ashley was selecte… Read more >

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India & The Triangle Region – A Prosperous Partnership

By: Kathleen Henry, Economic Development ManagerWake County Economic Development Ashok Abhayakhumar welcomes Rahul Padmanabha, EDPNC India office representative to his residence and the Research Triangle. Through our foreign direct investment strategy (FDI), Wake County Economic Developmen… Read more >

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Michael Haley Shares Outlook for 2019

At the Raleigh Chamber’s 2019 Economic Forecast, we heard a clear message: Wake County’s fundamentals remain very strong—and are what we need to ensure community prosperity.  As we heard from Charlie Dougherty, an economist with Wells Fargo, the region will continue t… Read more >

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Business Facilities Recognizes North Carolina as Leader in FDI

By: Kathleen Henry, Economic Development ManagerWake County Economic Development In 2016, Wake County Economic Development (WCED) identified a need to develop a strategic effort around foreign direct investment (FDI) due to increased activity from foreign-owned firms looking to locate withi… Read more >

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The Future of Wake County Transit

By: John JohnstonEconomic Development ManagerWake County Economic Development When you think about Wake County’s competitive advantages, many aspects come to mind:access to talent, a world-class higher education ecosystem, growth in key industry clusters such as tech and life s… Read more >

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Startup Success in Raleigh

Monday, Dec. 3 marked a big day for Raleigh startup, Pendo. The company announced a massive expansion adding 590 jobs over five years, an investment of $34.5 million, and the designation of Raleigh as it corporate headquarters. With humble beginnings at HQ Raleigh just five years ago, Pend… Read more >

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A New Chapter for Wake County

With the recent news of Advance Auto Parts relocating its corporate headquarters to Raleigh and the expansion of 435 jobs, this marks the first Fortune 500 Company to call Wake County home and demonstrates the power of the region. Advance Auto is on a mission to reignite its busi… Read more >

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Innovate Raleigh Summit 2018 - A Bold Vision For The Future

This year’s 7th annual Innovate Raleigh Summit brought together nearly 500 attendees of movers and shakers, business leaders and creative minds wanting to advance our innovation ecosystem in the Triangle Region. WCED’s Bridget Harrington, Innovate Raleigh’s Executive Direc… Read more >