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As part of North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle region, we’re all about access. Access to talent and technology, access to fast-growing markets, and access to a jaw-dropping network of resources designed to help people and companies prosper.

Access fuels our region’s growth—and enables our residents to accomplish amazing things. So what are you waiting for? Join us.

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Blog

Podcast: Dirt NC Interview with Kathleen Henry

Kathleen Henry, WCED economic development director, sat down the Dirt NC podcast for a deep dive all about what the economic development process looks like, the current state of economic development in Wake County, and what site selectors look for when they are on the hunt for lo… Read more >

News

INEOS Automotive Announces North American Headquarters in Raleigh, NC.

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, INEOS Automotive announced plans to locate its new North American headquarters in Wake County. INEOS Automotive is part of INEOS Group, which produces petrochemical and other chemicals as well as oil products across the globe with operations in 29 countries, employin… Read more >

Rankings

Raleigh Ranks 8th Safest City

To determine where American’s can feel most secure, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 44 key indicators of safety. Cities were ranked on factors ranging from COVID-19 deaths in the past week per capita and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and road quality. Rea… Read more >

Our Communities

Wake County is home to 13 communities, each with its own distinct character. To learn more about each of the communities, click on our interactive map.

Raleigh

Raleigh

Population growth: 464,758 (2017)
14.38% growth from 2000 - 2017
Educational attainment: 49.9% received their bachelor’s degree or higher
Median household income: $56,488
Median home price: $232,348
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Apex

Apex

Population growth: 50,719 (2017)
25% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 61.7% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $95,314
Median home price: $279,798
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Cary

Cary

Population growth: 159,964 (2017)
22% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 64.3% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $98,281
Median home price: $321,706
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina

Population growth: 28,987 (2017)
25% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 41% received their bachelor’
degree or higher
Median household income: $70,226
Median home price: $215,768
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Garner

Garner

Population growth: 31,023 (2017)
14% growth from 2010 - 2017
Median household income: $59,812
Median home price: $195,000
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Holly Springs

Holly Springs

Population growth: 37,000 (2017)
43% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 55.8% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $98,041
Median home price: $265,676
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Knightdale

Knightdale

Population growth: 15,849 (2017)
39% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 37.7% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $63,595
Median home price: $178,461
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Morrisville

Morrisville

Population growth: 26,461 (2017)
43% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 64.8% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $92,769
Median home price: $291,400
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Rolesville

Rolesville

Population growth: 7,581 (2017)
58% growth from 2000 - 2017
Educational attainment: 41.9% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $77,253
Median home price: $271,117
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Population growth: 43,076 (2017)
31% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 54% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $81,200
Median home price: $258,234
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Wendell

Wendell

Population growth: 6,541 (2017)
12% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 32.9% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $48,890
Median home price: $153,545
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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Zebulon

Zebulon

Population growth: 5,268 (2017)
18.8% growth from 2010 - 2017
Educational attainment: 20.2% received their bachelor’s
degree or higher
Median household income: $51,108
Median home price: $139,300
Unemployment rate: 3.7%

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RTP

RTP

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest, and one of the most successful, research parks in the United States. Founded in the 1950s, RTP is now home to more than 200 companies employing north of 50,000 people.

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Wake County
1
Raleigh
 
2
Apex
 
3
Cary
 
4
Fuquay-Varina
 
5
Garner
 
6
Holly Springs
 
7
Knightdale
 
8
Morrisville
 
9
Rolesville
 
10
Wake Forest
 
11
Wendell
 
12
Zebulon
 
13
RTP
 

Raleigh

Apex

Cary

Fuquay-Varina

Garner

Holly Springs

Knightdale

Morrisville

Rolesville

Wake Forest

Wendell

Zebulon

RTP

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919.664.7000
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hello@raleigh-wake.org
Ask us anything about what Wake County has to offer. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Michael Haley
Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
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