Anatomy of a Project Series


Wake County Economic Development (WCED) recently launched a three-part series on the anatomy of a successful economic development project. The series examines the process of successfully recruiting a company to a site. Using the Novartis location to Holly Springs as a case study, each part of the series captures a specific vantage point of the economic development process. 

Recently celebrating the 10th anniversary of this location, the series also examines how the economic development practices used to win this project are still relevant today and also addresses what has changed.  

Stay tuned as we publish a blog series recapping takeaways from the program: 

  • Session 1: The municipal side of economic development: How Holly Springs prepared to win Project Aardvark (Novartis)
  • Session 2: The site selection side of economic development: How Holly Springs favored in the site selection process for Novartis
  • Session 3: Economic Development as a partnership: Good and bad experiences when working a project and lessons learned from both


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