News & Media


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. 


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 >


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 >


Wake County Startups Raise Big Funds in 2016

Within the last few years, Raleigh and Wake County has emerged as a top innovation hub nationwide. This year proves no different as Raleigh and Wake County startups raised more than $98 million*, and PowerSecure and Surge X were acquired for a total of $561 million. As the startup landscape … Read more >


Site Selection Consultant Matt Szuhaj delivers perspectives on Novartis location to Holly Springs

Wake County Economic Development’s (WCED) second session of the anatomy of a project series took a deeper look into the site selection side of economic development. Research Triangle leaders, who were instrumental in the successful recruitment of Novartis to Holly Springs, along with M… Read more >

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NC RIoT IoT Showcase Speaks to Strength of IoT in the Region

As part of All Things Open, a conference exploring open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise, NC RIoT hosted the single largest IoT demo showcase on a single night in the country. NC RIoT’s mission is to lead the North Carolina community in capturing IoT opportunities … Read more >


WCED & City of Raleigh partner to showcase Startup Momentum in Raleigh at Internet Summit

WCED and the City of Raleigh are partnering with Raleigh startups to showcase the entrepreneurial and innovation scene here in our region at the Southeast’s largest digital gathering, Internet Summit. The startups present will show how Raleigh is an emerging startup hub with creative i… Read more >


Digital Infrastructure Will Propel the Triangle Forward

By Adrienne Cole, Wake County Economic Development Executive Director In today’s global economy, fiber optic networks are an essential part of our economic development toolkit. Communities with high-speed broadband service will have a leg up in an increasingly competitive marketplace.… Read more >

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Southeast's Largest Digital Gathering Held in Raleigh

We’re proud to support the upcoming Internet Summit conference, November 16th-17th, for what will be an amazing digital event!  Expand your knowledge and stay current on trends and best practices from the digital landscape. We’ve worked with the organizers to score a discou… Read more >

Annual Report

Annual Report Released

As the 2015/2016 comes to a close, Wake County Economic Development has released our annual report to highlight major accomplishments our organization has made this past year. From engagement with every aspect of our community to leading the efforts for site development across the count… Read more >


Anatomy of a Project Series

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) recently launched a three-part series on the anatomy of a successful economic development project. The series examines the process of successfully recruiting a company to a site. Using the Novartis location to Holly Springs as a case study, each part o… Read more >