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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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German Journalist Writes about Raleigh

In partnership with the City of Raleigh, Wake County Economic Development manages a national media campaign as part of the effort to attract attention and gain awareness for Raleigh. The campaign for 2017/18 closed with a visit from a German journalist, Claus Hulverscheidt. Claus and his wif… Read more >

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Continuing the DEI Conversation: Conference Recap

WCED’s Danya Perry was both overwhelmed and excited with the success of the Raleigh Chamber's first Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference. "The response from the community, the involvement of the task force, the level of interest in sponsorships, and the quality and depth of t… Read more >

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The Meaning and Importance of DEI

Interview with Danya Perry With the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Conference (DEI) coming up, I sat down with Danya Perry to talk about the meaning behind DEI and how Danya is working each day to bring our community together. As many of you know, Danya is part of the Wake County … Read more >

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Consul General of Japan Opens First FDI Forum

In partnership with the Raleigh Chamber, Wake County Economic Development hosted the first forum focused on Foreign Direct Investment. The forum focused on Asian investment in the Research Triangle region and drew a crowd of area professionals, out of town guests, and students and educators … Read more >

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WCED & Raleigh Chamber Host Educators for Immersion Day

Last Thursday, the Wake County Economic Development team hosted several Wake County teachers as part of the SummerSTEM program, organized by WakeED Partnership. The goal of this eight-day professional development program is to enrich Wake County Public School System educators by helping th… Read more >

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Raleigh Chamber & Wake County Economic Development Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship Week

There is a strong, innovative spirit within Raleigh’s black entrepreneur community. Last week, Raleigh celebrated this spirit during Black Entrepreneurship Week (BEW). Participants of BEW had the chance to attend seminars on funding, brand building sessions, pitch practice (including a… Read more >

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National Media Campaign Efforts Result in Inc. Article

Raleigh is in the news again; this time being featured on the homepage of Inc.com. As part of our continued efforts to tell the story of Raleigh to a national audience, Wake County Economic Development and the City of Raleigh worked with our national media agency to bring Jeff Barrett, repor… Read more >

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SelectUSA Recap

To connect with business leaders and investors from across the globe, Kathleen Henry, economic development manager for Wake County Economic Development, travelled to Washington, D.C. for SelectUSA, the premiere FDI summit in the nation. With over 3,000 attendees representing 1,200 interna… Read more >

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What is FDI and Why Does it Matter?

The term “FDI,” or Foreign Direct Investment, is actually as simple as it sounds. Foreign companies looking to invest in the United States are the basis of foreign direct investment. The U.S. is recognized as a strong place to do business and a country at the forefront of innovat… Read more >

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Wake County ED Managers Travel to Atlanta

In WCED’s continued mission of making Wake County a global contender for jobs, economic development managers John Johnston and Kathleen Henry travelled to Atlanta to meet with site selection consultants in the area. Meeting with consultants gave John and Kathleen the opportunity to tel… Read more >