News & Media


Our blog discusses everything from economic trends in the area to the assets that make our community so great. If you want a more in-depth look into our community, here's where to find it. 


Real Estate Answers The Call for More Life Science Development in Wake County

Life Science is booming in Wake County and the Research Triangle region, so much so that there have been more than 29 projects announced since 2020, totaling more than 5,895 new jobs and more than $5 billion in capital investment in the region. Though there are currently 12.3 million square… Read more >


WCED Featured in CEO Today Magazine

Wake County Economic Developmet was invited to contribute an article for the September edition of CEO Today Magazine as part of the US sector feature focus. CEO Today reaches an audience of over 430,000 subscribers across online and print platforms. The magazine distribution reaches busines… Read more >


Q&A with Our New Project Coordinator!

Meet Jason Deshazor, the newest member of our Business Recruitment and Expansion team! Where are you from? I am from Holly Springs, North Carolina, and have lived there for 15 years. Where did you go to school and what did you study? I went to The University of North Carolina at Chapel H… Read more >


CNBC names North Carolina America’s Top State for Business 2022.

For the first time, North Carolina has been named CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business. In recognizing the state’s strengths, the article notes that North Carolina is “powered by an economy that has hit its stride, and turbocharged by a long track record of… Read more >


Three Wake County Leaders Honored at Annual NCEDA Conference

  6/22/2022 The North Carolina Economic Development Association hosted their annual conference recently, gathering economic development professionals from across the state for education, networking and celebration. During the conference, NCEDA recognized several leaders for thei… Read more >


Economic Development Annual Meeting 2022 Recap

By Michael Haley, Executive Director 6/16/22 Bright, adaptable, expanding, inclusive and growth. These are just a few of the words used to describe Wake County’s future at the Economic Development Annual Meeting, hosted by the Raleigh Chamber and Wake County Economic Development. Mo… Read more >


Q&A with Albert Alwang, Economic Development Director.

We are excited to share that Albert Alwang has been promoted to Economic Development Director! Since joining Wake County Economic Development in 2019, Albert has been an integral part of the team’s business recruitment, retention, and expansion efforts. What sparked your interest in e… Read more >


Q&A with Sam Rauf, Senior Economic Development Manager

Please join us in welcoming Sam Rauf, our new Senior Economic Development Manager! Tell us about your background? Where did you go to school, what did you study? What has been your professional experience to date? I grew up in Cary and got to see firsthand the exciting growth the town and … Read more >


Kathleen Henry selected as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developer by Consultant Connect

Kathleen Henry, Economic Development Director of Wake County Economic Development, was recently selected as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2022 by Consultant Connect. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleague… Read more >