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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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A Look into the Advanced Manufacturing Industry

By: Albert Alwang, Economic Development Manager Earlier this year, Wake County Economic Development helped establish and began leading an Advanced Manufacturing Strategy Task Force (see previous blog post). This group of regional economic developers, industry leaders, private businesses, K-… Read more >

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Michael Haley Named Top 50 Economic Developer in U.S.

Michael Haley, executive director for Wake County Economic Development has been named to the Consultant Connect Top 50 Economic Developers list. Michael joins the list with 49 other winners from around the U.S. – all making their mark in the economic development world. Michael was nomi… Read more >

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Economic Development Forum Recap

From left to right: Dr. Daniel Stancil, Catherine Truitt, Ted Abernathy, Roberta Fox, Michael Haley “Think about the future. It helps us get started on the present.” This year's Economic Development Forum keynote speaker, Ted Abernathy, posed this thought to the audience. Abern… Read more >

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Inaugural Courageous Conversations Session Opens the Door for Dialogue

On April 30, Wake County Economic Development, the Raleigh Chamber, Haven House, and ROAR began a courageous conversation about racial inequity. As the first event in its series, Courageous Conversations is a program of the Triangle DEI Alliance and Raleigh Chamber. This event series aims to… Read more >

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WCED Hosts Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office of New York

On Tuesday, April 30, Wake County Economic Development (WCED) had the opportunity to host a lunch seminar featuring Ms. Joanne Chu, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office of New York. Ms. Chu is responsible for promoting and strengthening the business and cultural ties between H… Read more >

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Introducing a New Site Search Tool

Successful economic development depends on many things. One of the biggest decisions made is the site in which a company selects for its new location. Searching for sites in Wake County just got easier. The team at Wake County Economic Development has incorporated a site search tool that all… Read more >

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Why You Should Attend the ED Forum

We all know growth and change are imminent for Wake County and the Research Triangle region. The main question is: how will it change our community? While the answer isn’t clear at the moment, this year’s Economic Development Forum will start to explore the future of Wake County … Read more >

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WCED Welcomes New Economic Development Manager

Please help us welcome our new Economic Development Manager, Albert Alwang! Albert will play a vital role in WCED’s business recruitment and expansion team and help contribute to the overall BRE strategy. He comes from Blacksburg, Virginia and is excited to begin this new career… Read more >

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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 >