Welcome to the newsroom where you will find Raleigh and Wake County’s latest news, accolades and all the ways you can stay up-to-date with our community. We are a little biased when it comes to our vibrant, thriving area, but here's what others are saying about us:
Bee Downtown Lands Leigh-Kathryn Bonner On Forbes
30 Under 30
Fourth-generation beekeeper, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner founded Bee Downtown in Durham, NC to save the dwindling honeybee population, while simultaneously providing corporations with a novel approach to sustainability. Read more.
Jon Hayes, CEO of Raleigh-Born Company Pitches Start-Up
to Shark Tank
Tune in to ABC this Sunday from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT to watch local Raleigh entrepreneur pitch his company, Reward Stock to the Sharks. RewardStock provides personalized strategies to pay for travel with reward points. Read more.
Raleigh Ranks as the 4th Best City for Veterans
Raleigh recently ranked as the 4th best city for veterans alongside other metros like San Antonio, TX, Lincoln, NE, and Arlington, TX. Read more.
Raleigh Ranks High on Forbes List
Four cities from North Carolina ranked in the top 15 of the Forbes "Best Place for Business & Careers" list. Raleigh ranked at number 2, just behind Seattle. Read more.
Raleigh Ranks #8 on Top U.S. Cities For Finding A Job
Glassdoor recently ranked 25 cities to determine the best for finding a job, Raleigh ranked #8.
RDU adds New Nonstop International Flight
Raleigh-Durham International Airport has scored its seventh nonstop international destination. Nonstop flights to Montreal will begin June 3rd, 2019. Read more.
Union Station Featured in Livability
Union Station, located in the heart of the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh was featured in an article titled "Rail Reinvented: 8 Train Stations With Awesome Comeback Stories." Read more.
Raleigh named in the Top 15 Cities for Women Entrepreneurs
Coming in at number 11, Raleigh appeared on a list from Magnify Money as a top location for women entrepreneurs. Read more.
WCED's Ashley Cagle Receives Award for Leadership
During the Wake County Public School System Superintendents Breakfast, Ashley Cagle, assistant executive director for Wake County Economic Development, was honored for her outstanding leadership as a volunteer for WCPSS School-to-Career Council. Ashley is a dedicated advocate for K-12 education and the involvement of business with education programs. Over the summer, she was instrumental in connecting area businesses with educators as part of Wake County’s Public School’s first-ever CTE teacher immersion day.
$40M funder to accelerate WalkMe's growth in Raleigh
After announcing the move to a new space, WalkMe receives more good news with announcement of an additional $40 million in funding. Read more.
Raleigh Makes New List
Major news outlet CNBC recently included Raleigh in a top ten list of cities where jobs are plentiful and businesses are thriving. Read more here.
How you can Help after Hurricane Florence
Our beautiful home state of North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Florence over the weekend. While Wake County was spared major damage, many communities need help. Check out these articles to see how you can help those in need. Reference the links below:
Local Tech Startup Raises $100 Million
Pendo, a local tech startup in Raleigh, has raised over $100 million since 2013. Read more.
Virginia solar panel firm picks Raleigh over Charlotte
A Virginia solar panel provider has picked Raleigh over Charlotte for an operations center, and is the midst of hiring 75 people in the Triangle. Read more.
Raleigh Ranks #2 as Best City for Young Professionals
Thrillist.com, a popular website dedicated to covering food, drink, travel, and entertainment recently released an article covering the best cities for young professionals. Compared to 24 other cities, Raleigh ranked number 2. Read more.
Wake County Economic Development Partners with Pendo for Career Night
Danya Perry, WCED's Equitable Economic Development Manager partnered with Pendo to host a careers and community night to help attract a diverse talent pool for careers at Pendo. Read more.
Infosys Opens Raleigh Technology and Innovation Hub
Thirteen months after Indian IT services firm Infosys announced plans to bring a 2,000-job tech hub to Raleigh, the doors opened to the new technology and innovation office in Brier Creek. Read more.
Garner Welcomes Amazon Distribution Center
It's official: A four-story 2.6 million-square-foot high-tech Amazon fulfillment center will open at the ConAgra site in Garner (Wake County.) Read more.
Downtown Raleigh Tech Company Expanding
Two years ago, California startup WalkMe picked Raleigh for a “regional headquarters” over competing cities Austin, Nashville, and Denver. Now, WalkMe is expanding their space with enough room for a total of 90 employees. WalkMe currently has 55 people in the downtown Raleigh office. Read more.
Wake County Company TrialCard Expands & Announces 500 Jobs
TrialCard (based in Morrisville), announced the expansion of its Market Access division in Morrisville, North Carolina. Read more.
MetLife Launches New Startup Accelerator in Cary
Ten companies – handpicked from locales across the globe – are gathered in Cary for the first Triangle iteration of the MetLife Digital Accelerator. Read more.
Arch Capital Services Brings 365 Jobs to Wake County
Arch Capital Services has selected Raleigh over Atlanta for a new location that will bring 365 jobs over four years. This announcement also comes on the heels of other large fintech announcements from Ipreo and Credit Suisse which demonstrates that this industry sector will only continue to expand. Read more.
Tourism in Wake County Continues to Grow
Raleigh area welcomed 16.45 million visitors who spent $2.5 billion locally in 2017. Visitation, economic impact, and job creation are at an all-time high. Read more.
WCED Executive Director Talks Jobs & Growth with WRAL TechWire
Michael Haley, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development discusses increased interest in Wake County. Read more.
WCED National Media Campaign Lands Forbes Article
Through Wake County Economic Development's ongoing national media campaign efforts, Forbes reporter Elaine Pofeldt interviewed Wes Lawson, owner of Lawson Hammock. Read more.
Inc. Features Article on Raleigh
The article titled "Why Raleigh will be the next startup hub" was written by Jeff Barrett, after his three day visit to Raleigh. The article is an incredible and accurate reflection of the momentum of the region and highlights many local companies and amenities. Read more.
senseFly Moves Operations to Wake County
Previously located in Washington, D.C., the company’s new office will accommodate its rapid growth and its location allows senseFly to join the Research Triangle, a growing network of technology leaders. Read more.
Raleigh Makes Top 10 List for Best Large Cities to Start a Business
Raleigh along with two other North Carolina cities landed in WalletHub's 2018 Best Large Cities to Start a Business. Read more.
Local Companies Recognized for Outstanding Executive Leadership
Raleigh companies Red Hat and Pendo received recognition in USA Today for outstanding executive leadership. Read more.
North Carolina wins the Gold Shovel for Economic Development Success
Area Development named North Carolina a Gold Shovel recipient for securing two of the largest economic development announcements in the country last year. Credit Suisse announced 1,200 jobs, while Infosys announced 2,000 during 2017. Read more.
IBM veteran tapped to lead Infosys' new 2,000-job Raleigh hub
Infosys is taking a big bet on an IBMer, tapping former IBM Digital Commerce leader Deverre Lierman to helm its Triangle operation. Read more.
Credit Suisse names new RTP site lead
Credit Suisse is promoting from within to replace longtime Research Triangle Park site lead Jim Captain. Its tapped 10-year Credit Suisse veteran Sophia Wajnert to lead the operation under a new title: senior franchise officer. Read more.
Chief Executive Magazine Features Major Raleigh Company
As the Research Triangle region continues to draw the eye of business leaders across the nation, experts are analyzing what has made the region such an attractive landing spot for businesses over the past decade. Read more.
Global Traveler Magazine Covers Raleigh
In the May 2018 issue of Global Traveler magazine, journalist Ron Bernthal captures his recent visit to Raleigh detailing the business-friendly environment and quality of life amenities that enhance the community’s lifestyle. His article offers a perfect reflection on the current landscape of Raleigh and the Research Triangle as the region has quickly become one of the top competitive metros in the U.S. Read more.
Ipreo Announces Expansion at Downtown Raleigh Location
Ipreo will expand its presence in downtown Raleigh after receiving a new grant from the state of North Carolina and the city of Raleigh. Read more.
Ipreo to add another 250 jobs in Wake County
New York financial services and analytics firm Ipreo is doubling down on its commitment to Wake County, promising another 250 jobs and $2.1 million in investments. “This region offers a talented and innovative workforce, a strong university system, and a collaborative business environment,” stated O’Hara Macken." Read more.
Credit Suisse breaks ground on massive RTP expansion
At a reception in a glass-walled lobby, executives and state officials, including Gov. Roy Cooper, gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate a day that even Jim Captain wasn't sure would arrive: the groundbreaking for the massive expansion Credit Suisse announced last year. Read more.
Wake County ED Proposes Incentives to Lure Business to Vulnerable Areas
The Wake County Economic Development Department wants to implement an innovative policy that would provide incentives to businesses to make decisions that benefit vulnerable groups across the county. Read more
Michael Haley talks about New Jobs in Wake County
Projects with more than 14,700 potential new jobs are eyeing Wake County right now, the area’s top economic developer, Michael Haley confirms. Read more
Raleigh Local Featured in Chief Executive Magazine
Aly Khalifa (Raleigh-based innovation and sustainability entrepreneur) was featured as a top 20 maker in Chief Executive Magazine who is making a difference in American manufacturing with his company, Oceanworks. Read more on pages 40-43.
Ashley Christensen Featured in USA Today
Ashley Christensen (Raleigh Chef and James Beard finalist) received the North Carolina nomination in the USA Today article for “50 States: 50 Female Chefs". Read more on slide 33.
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Tagged as Top 5 Tech Hotspots
This trio of cities has been an innovation center for decades. Read more
GeekWire HQ2 Revealed
GeekWire is Looking for HQ2 — Could They Select Raleigh?
GeekWire, a tech publication based in Seattle is looking for a temporary HQ2 for the month of February. Raleigh is one of four finalists. Read More
Triangle ships 32-pound Amazon HQ2 proposal
The Research Triangle region makes it official and submits large box with Amazon HQ2 proposal. Read More
#TriangleDelivers Twitter Campaign Aims to Lure Amazon
The Research Triangle region makes it official and submits large box with Amazon HQ2 proposal. Read More
Is Raleigh the New Belle of the South?
A reporter from Orbitz visited Raleigh over Bluegrass weekend and was impressed with the revitalization of downtown. Read More
Thrillist Notes the Warehouse District is About to Get “Crazy Popular”
With its charming brick facades, chic aesthetic, and local food joints, the Warehouse District is on the verge of becoming one of the best neighborhoods in the nation. Read More
Forbes Ranks Raleigh #2 Best Place for Business and Careers
Raleigh has been ranked for the last 5 years in Forbes rating of best please for business and careers. Read More
Forbes Ranks North Carolina as #1 for Best State for Business
With one of the country’s strongest business climates, Forbes touts North Carolina for business and careers once again. Read More
Millennials from Raleigh Tell Us Why They Prefer Raleigh Over Silicon Valley
Contributors from PrecisionHawk and Dropsource wave the flag for Raleigh as a preferred tech hub. Read More
Inside Raleigh’s North Person Street Neighborhood
Travel & Leisure covers Person Street, an up-and-coming area just minutes outside of downtown Raleigh. Read More
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