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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. 

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Podcast: The Ways to Make Your Place a Great Place to Live, Work & Play | Ashley Cagle, Wake County Economic Development

After being named one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers, Ashley Cagle shared her insight with Consultant Connect's American's Jobs Team podcast. Listen below. Read more >

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Take the 2021 Business Pulse Survey

Take the survey. As Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions begin to lift and vaccination rates rise throughout North Carolina, our region is entering into a new phase of economic recovery. However, there are still critical questions regarding the short, and medium term, impacts the pandemic has … Read more >

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A Conversation with Adrienne Cole, Michael Haley and Scott Levitan

Raleigh Chamber CEO Adrienne Cole shares insight into Apple’s decision to open a campus in the Research Triangle Region. She interviews Scott Levitan of the Research Triangle Foundation and Michael Haley of Wake County Economic Development about the recent announcement. Scott shares … Read more >

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On the Record: Insiders discuss what it took to get Apple to come to NC

Ashely Cagle, Assistant Executive Director of Wake County of Economic Development participates in a panel about the recent Apple announcement.  Read more >

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Workforce Boards Highlight their Value in the Pandemic

The Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) and Durham Workforce Development Board (DWDB) are the primary organizations responsible for workforce programming in the Triangle region, coordinating and providing services to businesses, adult job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, just… Read more >

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Interview with Adrienne, Michael and Ashley: Recent Project Announcements

Adrienne Cole, President & CEO of the Raleigh Chamber interviews Michael Haley and Ashley Cagle as they discuss recent announcements from Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and Google. The trio explores the power of collaboration, the impact and benefit of the announcements, and the sha… Read more >

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Join us for the Economic Development Summit on May 4, 2021

Sophia Wajnert, Head of Credit Suisse Raleigh, gives us a sneak peek at an upcoming Chamber event – the annual Economic Development Summit. Join us on May 4 as we explore how big decisions will lead to a bright future. Click here to learn more or register for the event.   Read more >

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Interview with Ashley & Adrienne: Talent and Workforce Development Updates

Adrienne Cole, President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, interviews Ashley Cagle, assistant executive director for Wake County Economic Development (a program of the Raleigh Chamber.) Ashley shares a recap of the regional skills analysis and an exciting new talent attraction a… Read more >

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Leading Life Sciences Company Announces 2 Billion Dollar Investment to Build Manufacturing Facility in Holly Springs, Wake County

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world-leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that it plans to build in Holly Springs the largest end-to-end cell culture CDMO biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in North America. The $2 billion project i… Read more >

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Raleigh Named one of 2021’s Best Performing Cities by Milken Institute

Raleigh has landed in the top 5 Best Performing Cities for 2021, as ranked by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Concentration of high-tech industries, education and housing affordability top the list of Raleigh’s accolades.  According to the recently-publ… Read more >