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Reopen Wake

Capital Area Workforce Development has launched Reopen Wake to support the reopening efforts of minority and women-owned businesses and businesses located in Wake County’s vulnerable communities. Eligible businesses will be able to provide employees with health and safety training to m… Read more >

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Murphy’s Naturals Expansion

Murphy’s Naturals, a home-grown mosquito repellant company, is preparing to double its footprint in Raleigh, despite the pandemic. Murphy’s Naturals CEO Philip Freeman credits the company’s recent success to multiple factors, from a new hand sanitizer line launched in conj… Read more >

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The Top Global Ecosystems of Today and Tomorrow

Startup Genome has nearly doubled the number of ecosystems studied since 2019 — assessing over 270 ecosystems across over 100 countries to rank the top 30 globally and runners-up. Their ranking this year goes beyond the top ecosystems to include “Emerging Ecosystems” &mdash… Read more >

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Meet N.C.’s Booming Small Towns

Two things are driving the growth of North Carolina’s fastest-growing small towns: spillover from nearby big cities like Raleigh and Charlotte and retirees looking to settle down in small communities. That’s the assessment of demographers and town officials, and it shows in U.S. … Read more >

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WRAL Techwire: Ready, set, evolve, go and grow for all, says Wake County Economic Development director

RALEIGH – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have impacts across our community. This included a quick pivot on our part to host our first virtual Economic Development summit series. While we would have preferred to be with you (in-person), the virtual format drove us to take a deeper d… Read more >

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Wake County Hiring to Support Continued COVID-19 Response

People seeking jobs during the current economic downturn may find new employment opportunities with Wake County. The county plans to hire about 235 temporary staff members over the next month to support its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the positions will support the pu… Read more >

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Cities With the Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs

Nationwide 7.7% of female workers own their own business, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of these women, entrepreneurship offers more flexibility than traditional jobs, which is appealing. To find the locations with the most successful female entrepreneurs, researche… Read more >

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The Best Cities to Start a Career

Starting your career can be tough. No matter how old you are or how much schooling you have, it’s always difficult. It especially doesn’t help when you have your parents on your back about it because they want you out of the house. If you’ve been searching for a job in your… Read more >

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Town of Cary to Welcome Amazon Delivery Station

The Cary Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Amazon will become a new corporate citizen for the Town of Cary in the coming months.Based on the company’s expansion plans, they will be opening and operating a new Delivery Station in Cary, adding to their existing presence in … Read more >

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European crop protection firm picks RTP for US headquarters

Ag tech companies around the world are scrambling to develop new and better ways to use safe and socially acceptable biological methods to protect food crops from diseases and pests. Now, a transformative Belgian crop-protection company, Biotalys NV, is bringing some of its $66 million of i… Read more >