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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 Raleigh, it has been another busy and successful year as we strive to create an environment where Wake County can grow and thrive. View the full report. Highlights from the report include:

Job Creation & Investment:

  • 104 new and expanding company announcements
  • 9,219 jobs created

 Talent Attraction & Development:

  • Successfully completed a 15 county survey to raise awareness and identify sectors of highest growth and skills needs in the Research Triangle
  • Continued success with @WorkTriangleNC (9k followers)

 Public Relations & Marketing:

  • 64 stories placed since the start of our national public relations effort (roughly two per month)
  • Leading to an advertising equivalency of $5,828,389
  • Continued success with @RaleighWake (15k followers)
  • Successful NYC Media Tour with Cindy Whitehead, founder and CEO of The Pink Ceiling

 Entrepreneurship:

  • Continued support and participation in local and national trade shows/conferences, where we are helping to make Raleigh and Wake County a top startup hub
  • Announced a new partnership between the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Raleigh

We anticipate 2017/2018 will be another fantastic year and we look forward to partnering with you all as Wake County continues to be a top place to live, work, and play.

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