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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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Qatar Officials Tour the Research Triangle

As out-of-market talent and qualified graduates continue to pour into Wake County, the need for a diverse business ecosystem continues to grow. While the Research Triangle region’s job economy has long been stoked by industry convergence and collaboration, civic and business leaders fr… Read more >

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Triangle Small Business Week is Almost Here

When it comes to small business, it can be easy to think of mom-and-pop shops or family-owned restaurants. But did you know that nearly 80,000 employees throughout the Triangle work for a small business? In fact, more than 79 percent of businesses in the Raleigh region are classified as smal… Read more >

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Our Journey with Credit Suisse

Last week our team, along with our regional partners, participated in the groundbreaking for the expansion of Credit Suisse at RTP. Jim Captain, Credit Suisse’s Research Triangle Park site lead, along with Governor Roy Cooper, broke ground at RTP to expand operations with a s… Read more >

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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 >