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Raleigh Ranks in the Top 10 Tech Talent Markets

Raleigh-Durham proves once again it's a leading tech market. The city ranked in the Top 10 on CBRE's annual Scoring Tech Talent.     Read more >

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Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Says Technology Will Turn NC Cities Into Metro Stops

North Carolina's high-tech Research Triangle may get even more advanced in years to come.The Tar Heel State announced on Friday that it is exploring options to bring Virgin Hyperloop One technology to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill corridor, which has grown into a hub for technology companie… Read more >

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North Carolina Named #3 Best State for Business in America

The CNBC America’s Top States for Business study, conducted every year since 2007, ranks all 50 states for business competitiveness using more than 60 metrics in 10 categories including Workforce, Economy, Quality of Life, and Cost of Doing Business.     Read more >

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The Nation’s Most Exciting Park Project is Taking Shape in North Carolina

If you’ve ever wondered how different cities’ signature parks, like New York’s Central Park or Chicago’s Lincoln Park, would look if they were designed in the 21st century, keep your eyes on Raleigh, North Carolina. Dorothea Dix Park, currently taking shape on a forme… Read more >

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Historic Mental Hospital Will Transform Into North Carolina's "Central Park"

ArchDaily features story on Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The article states this is the largest park project in the United States. Read more >

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NEW Office Space Open at HQ Raleigh!

In July, HQ is opening 23,000 sqft of coworking, classroom and office space in the heart of NC State’s Centennial Campus. This unique partnership with NC State will bring together students, academic organizations, start-ups, and established companies to collaborate and share resources.… Read more >

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Raleigh Makes Top 20 List for Best Run Cities in America

WalletHub recently ranked the top 150 best and worst run cities in the U.S. With Nampa, ID coming in at number 1 and Washington, DC coming in last place at 150, Raleigh fit in at number 16 just below Durham and above Greensboro. Read more >

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WCED Director of Equitable Economic Development Featured in Walter Magazine

Walter Magazine features Danya Perry's work on economic mobility, small business growth, diversity, equity & inclusivity & workforce development.  Read more >

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WCED Announces Senior Research Manager

Morgan Ross, Research Manager, has been promoted to Senior Research Manager for Wake County Economic Development. Morgan has been working for WCED for two years as a key member of the business recruitment and expansion team. Her role within WCED has served as the point contact for research, … Read more >

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Raleigh Startup Opens New HQ

Insightsoftware, a startup launched only a year ago, is off to a roaring start. The company, which focuses on enterprise resource planning and enterprise performance management solutions, on Tuesday opened the doors to a new 32,000 square foot headquarters at the Highwoods Properties Forum c… Read more >