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NC Rum and Grand Opening Launch

Lassiter Distilling Company Launches Lassiter’s North Carolina Rum

  Launches flagship product (NC ABC Code 66415) in North Carolina North Carolina’s newest distillery sets grand opening of Knightdale location for Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Knightdale, NC, October 10, 2016 – Lassiter Distilling Company, North Carolina’s n… Read more >


Wake County is Leading the State in Manufacturing Employment Growth

A newly released report from the North Carolina Association of Manufacturers and the North Carolina Chamber Foundation shows that manufacturing is critical to the state’s economy, with the contribution of that sector to the state’s gross product remaining one of the highest in th… Read more >


Holly Springs Leaders Come Together to Build Stronger Business Environment

Holly Springs entrepreneurs gathered last week with agencies that provide support to small businesses in an initiative to build a stronger business environment in town. The meeting, called by the Town of Holly Springs Economic Development Department, resulted in local business leaders identi… Read more >

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The Huffington Post: Here's How Golf Could Use BigData To Restore Popularity

The piece discusses how innovative developments in big data can drive results in golf and other sports. Specifically, how companies like Cary's SAS are restoring the game's popularity: What's potentially new is for companies like SAS and others to work closely with tours like the PGA or USG… Read more >


Forbes: Why The U.S. Should Put Out The Welcome Mat For Foreign Entrepreneurs

Forbes published "Why The U.S. Should Put Out The Welcome Mat For Foreign Entrepreneurs" by Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) President Joan Siefert-Rose, as part of our campaign's ongoing series. Siefert-Rose highlights the importance for attracting and retaining foreign entrepr… Read more >

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Raleigh was named 2016’s 9th Best Large Real-Estate Market

  Raleigh came in ninth on Wallet Hub's ‘Best Large Markets for Real Estate’ list. The study noted that while some Americans are still wary trusting the real estate market, that sent the US economy into a free fall over ten years ago, there's evidence that sa… Read more >


Ateb Inc. Complete Expansion Of Raleigh Headquarters

Ateb Inc., the industry's leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions, completed expansion of its headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to company officials, “generating an additional 25 percent growth in the company's overall headcount in the capit… Read more >


Entrepreneur Features Local Makers Raleigh Denim Workshop

As a result of WCED and the City of Raleigh's national media campaign, Raleigh Denim Workshop has been featured in Entrepreneur in a story titled "What Entrepreneurship Taught One Married Couple About Partnership."  The story showcases Raleigh Denim's entrepreneurial jou… Read more >


NGKF Closes Three NC Deals for Life Science Firms

Parata Consolidates in New HQ, LabCorp Doubles Space, SynteractHCR Relocates to Research Triangle Raleigh, NC (August 3, 2016) — Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has closed three tenant representation transactions in the Raleigh-Durham market in North Carolina, for major life science… Read more >


Relias Learning Expansion to Create Over 450 Jobs in Cary

Plans to invest $4.5 million in Wake County through 2020 Gov. Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Relias Learning LLC will add more than 450 jobs over the coming five years in Wake… Read more >