About WCED

About WCED

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) is the primary economic development organization for Wake County, providing economic development support for its 12 municipalities. As a program of the Raleigh Chamber, the organization proactively creates an environment in which Wake County can grow and thrive, resulting in new jobs and capital investment.

WCED accomplishes its mission through business recruitment, retention and expansion; marketing and public relations; talent recruitment and retention; and support of entrepreneurship.

Annual Report

The past year has been challenging and unlike a time any of us have seen before. The global pandemic changed the way we live and work and caused a significant disruption to normal operations. However, we believe that Wake County has a strong foundation and we expect our community to come out stronger than ever. Wake County is home to a collaborative business community, an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem, forward-thinking research institutions, a variety of cultural organizations, and a resilient small business community, all of  these things will help us recover quickly.

While it can be hard to recognize success amid an ongoing crisis, the data and information in this year’s annual report exemplify the strength of our market and we are confident that Wake County and the Triangle region are poised for economic growth.

The annual report is an overview of the activity of the past year and provides a high-level look at projects, initiatives, partnerships, and awards.

You can review the 2019-2020 annual report by clicking this link or the image below.

We’re looking forward to another successful year!