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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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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 >

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Annual Report Released

Wake County Economic Development has released the annual report to highlight major accomplishments the organization has made this past year (2016/2017). From engagement with every aspect of our community to leading multiple efforts in workforce development, entrepreneurship, and marketing Ra… Read more >

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A deep dive: The many reasons Forbes ranks Raleigh metro, North Carolina so highly

  by Michael Haley, Wake County Economic Development — December 8, 2017Editor’s note: Michael Haley is executive director of Wake County Economic Development. RALEIGH – Over the past two months North Carolina and Raleigh have been recognize… Read more >

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4 Reasons Infosys Chose Wake County

When global firm Infosys was looking for a location for one of its four new U.S. technology and innovation hubs, Wake County was a clear choice.  Read more >

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Maintaining Momentum: RDU Airport & Conclusion

By: Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership LLC Maintaining Momentum is a blog series written by Ted Abernathy, a leader in advancing economic development across North Carolina.  The growth of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is another example of our strong founda… Read more >

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Maintaining Momentum: Tech Sector Jobs & Growth

By: Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership LLC Maintaining Momentum is a blog series written by Ted Abernathy, a leader in advancing economic development across North Carolina. It would be great to find that porch glider, maybe a craft beer, relax and enjoy the spoils of such moment… Read more >

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Maintaining Momentum: Labor Force & GDP Growth

By: Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership LLC Maintaining Momentum is a blog series written by Ted Abernathy, a leader in advancing economic development across North Carolina.  Even in years when Wake County has not experienced job growth, the labor force has continued to consistent… Read more >

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Maintaining Momentum: Jobs & Population Growth

By: Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership LLC Maintaining Momentum is a blog series written by Ted Abernathy, a leader in advancing economic development across North Carolina.  In the early 1990s national publications began to take notice and the accolades started pouring in. North … Read more >