Team Success in 2019

Economic Development is an incredibly competitive field, which pushes our team at Wake County Economic Development (WCED) to remain focused on continuous learning, relationship building, and working to elevate our community. This year was full of team wins and we are excited to share a recap of the teams’ success. Join us in celebrating our leadership for their dedication, support, and commitment to Wake County excellence!


Michael Haley Named “Economic Developer of the Year

Michael Haley was named “Economic Developer of the Year” by the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA).


Michael Haley Named Top 50 Economic Developer in U.S.

Michael Haley was named to the Consultant Connect Top 50 Economic Developers list. Michael joins the list with 49 other winners from around the U.S.

Ashley Cagle Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

Ashley Cagle became the second member of the Wake County Economic Development team to accept the Economic Development 40 Under 40 award. The award is given to economic developers based on their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the economic development industry.


Wake County Economic Development, Capital Area Workforce Development, and the Raleigh Chamber Receive Laurie Moran Partnership Award

Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) received the Laurie Moran Partnership Award based on the successful collaboration and partnership between the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development. The Laurie Moran Partnership Award is given jointly to a workforce development board and Chamber of Commerce who have demonstrated incredible partnership to advance the workforce and economic development of the local region.


Wake County Government, Wake County Economic Development Named Recipients of NACo Achievement Award

The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Wake County Government and Wake County Economic Development the 2019 Achievement Award for the program “Targeted Growth Area Incentive: Driving Equitable and Inclusive Economic Development.” The incentive update aims to bring investment and jobs in Wake County’s most vulnerable communities.

We are proud to represent Wake County and the incredible community we live in and work in. Special thanks to our EDGE investors for your ongoing support of our economic development efforts. We look forward to continued success in 2020!

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