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Introducing a New Site Search Tool

Successful economic development depends on many things. One of the biggest decisions made is the site in which a company selects for its new location. Searching for sites in Wake County just got easier. The team at Wake County Economic Development has incorporated a site search tool that all… Read more >


Raleigh Ranked Among Leading Tech Hubs

Nearly a third of the tech jobs posted on Indeed last year were located in just eight metro areas with a population of at least 1 million. These tech hubs are much more similar than different: Six of them are on the east or west coast. All lean left politically. But only one—Raleigh, N… Read more >


Report Shows Growth in Life Science Industry

North Carolina’s 50 percent life science employment increase was fourth-highest nationally in the decade and a half through 2016. That compares to a 12 percent growth in the state’s overall private sector since 2001, “and has far exceeded the pace of national (life science)… Read more >


Indeed Reports on Advantages of Mid-Size Tech Hubs

Indeed article releases report on the advantages mid-size tech hubs have over larger tech hubs. Read more >


Innovate Raleigh Announces New Partnership

Innovate Raleigh has announced a new journalism partnership with the News & Observer. Read more >


Pendo Named No. 1 Privately-held Cloud Company to Work for

Battery Ventures is released its annual list of best cloud computing companies to work for, Pendo ranks first among private companies. The list highlights 50 privately-held companies—all B2B cloud computing companies—where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction … Read more >


PrecisionHawk HQ Moves to Downtown Raleigh

A fast-growing drone technology company has tapped downtown Raleigh for its new headquarters – a move that means more jobs on the Glenwood South section of downtown Raleigh.  Read more >


IBM & NC State Create First University-Based IBM Q-Hub

IBM & NC State collaborate to create the next generation of Quantum computing workers. Read more >


Raleigh's Largest Park Looks at Equity as City Booms

Next City recognizes Dorothea Dix's Master Plan to focus on equity & inclusivity for the development of the park. Read more >


Raleigh Magazine Covers SXSW Trip

Raleigh Magazine covered our team's trip to Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest. See the short write-up below: Last month, Raleigh traveled to Austin with some local art in tow! A team comprised of members from Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh and the Greater… Read more >