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WCED Blog

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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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 >

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Maintaining Momentum: Our History & Foundation

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. Over the past 25 years, Raleigh, Wake County and the Research Triangle region have experienced an unprecedented, and … Read more >

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Local Partners Exhibit at SXSW 2017

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) partnered with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB), the City of Raleigh and the Raleigh Convention Center at SXSW, March 12-15, 2017 in Austin, TX. The local partners showcased Raleigh’s culture and creativity at SXSW’… Read more >