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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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Planning for Talent in 2020

By: Kristin Skiba, Marketing Coordinator If you are looking to relocate or if you already live in the Research Triangle region, you need to know about Work in the Triangle (WITT). This talent initiative is a FREE and valuable resource for anyone looking to relocate to the area, whether yo… Read more >

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WCED, CAWD, and the Raleigh Chamber Receive Laurie Moran Partnership Award

On March 23, Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) received the Laurie Moran Partnership Award based on the successful collaboration and partnership between the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development. This award was delivered by the National Assoc… Read more >

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RIoT Podcasts from SXSW Booth

During our time at SXSW, we partnered with RIoT to extend the “Raleigh” story while on the ground in Austin, Texas. Our partners at RIoT were the ultimate content “gurus” at SXSW. They attended several sessions, networking events, and joined us at the booth to talk … Read more >

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Raleigh Chamber Unveils New Alliance

On Tuesday, March 26, Raleigh Chamber President and CEO Adrienne Cole unveiled the Triangle Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Alliance. As the voice of the regional business community, the Triangle DEI Alliance will aim to recognize that addressing the evolving demographic changes in our … Read more >

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Day 4: Our Final Day at SXSW

By: Jen Miller, Senior Marketing Manager, Wake County Economic Development A lot of time, effort, planning, and collaboration went into planning our entire activation at SXSW. Breaking through the noise and reaching attendees is extremely hard to do, but when you think about ways to effec… Read more >

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Day 3: How SXSW Has Changed for The Better

Guest Blog by: Jenn Bosser, Senior Business Retention & Expansion Manager(City of Raleigh, Office of Economic Development & Innovation) Seven years ago, in 2012, the City of Raleigh and Wake County Economic Development made our first touchdown in Austin for SXSW, with a team of th… Read more >

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Day 2: Turning Tourists into Talent: Why Tourism Matters

Guest Blog by: Loren Gold, Executive Vice President of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) Many communities often overlook the role tourism plays in driving broader economic development. Yet studies repeatedly have shown investing in the visitor economy drives… Read more >

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Day 1: Representing Raleigh at the SXSW Trade Show

Day one of the South by Southwest trade show is complete! After a successful setup on Saturday, March 9, we opened the SXSW trade show on Sunday by greeting attendees with cold brew coffee and a chance to win a Raleigh gift basket. This week is sure to be filled with lots of conversations … Read more >

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WCED Announces Economic Development Director

Kathleen Henry, Economic Development Manager, has been promoted to Economic Development Director. Kathleen has been working with WCED since 2017 as a key member of the business recruitment and expansion team. Her role within WCED has also focused on strategic efforts around Wake County Eco… Read more >

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Raleigh Delegation Prepares for Trip to South by Southwest

On Saturday, March 9, a team of partner organizations will travel to Austin, Texas and host a booth at the South by Southwest Interactive Trade Show. Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh, and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a new activation at … Read more >