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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 recognized as… Read more >


Economic Development Recap: May 2017

Click here to view the May 2017 Economic Development Recap.  Read more >


As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a priority

By Brooks Rainwater for TechCrunch Great places don't rise from a blank slate - they use unique assets to build up what's special about the community, rather than seeking to recreate success from elsewhere.   This is a recurring story; cities that succeed - from Boston and Seattle, to… Read more >


Credit Suisse Announces Expansion in Wake County

Creating 1,200 jobs and investing $70.5 million Gov. Roy Cooper, N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Credit Suisse will expand its Research Triangle Park campus operations in Wake County, creating 1,… Read more >


Raleigh is the No. 3 Best City for Job Seekers

USA Today reports that Raleigh is the third best place in the country for job seekers based on a study by, an employment search engine. Indeed ranked metro areas across the country in four categories: job market favorability, salary weighted for cost of living, and employee … Read more >


Raleigh is the No. 4 Next Top Tech City

Raleigh is the no. 4 next top tech city, according to There may be no better place to launch a tech career than the Research Triangle Park, one of the world's most prominent research centers for biotechnology and engineering. It's home to Fortune 100 companies su… Read more >


Trilliant Networks Moving Global Headquarters to Cary

Investing $1.8 million and bringing 130 jobs to Wake County  Gov. Roy Cooper, N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Trilliant Networks will establish its global headquarters in Wake County, c… Read more >


We're Hiring!

Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development Wake County Economic Development is a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and is the primary economic development program in Wake County providing business recruitment, existing industry retention and expansion, talent att… Read more >


Raleigh is a Top U.S. City Attracting the Most Bay Area Investment

According to PitchBook, the industry's most comprehensive M&A, private equity and venture capital database, Raleigh is one of the top cities in the country attracting the most Bay Area investment. The report notes that although Bay Area-based VCs have long invested heavily in star… Read more >


Morrisville Innovation Foundation Announces 2017 HOTTovation Call for Applications

The Morrisville Innovation Foundation, a program of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the call for applications for 2017 HOTTovation participants. The HOTTovation program is a startup “percolator” program designed to support entrepreneurs developing the t… Read more >