Wake County's 2009 Accolades

Wake County is among the country’s leading communities taking proactive strides in bettering its economic and business situation, as was proven in 2009. While we could list many others, we believe that the following items represent the top 10 highlights of Wake County’s achievements during that period:

• Raleigh was named #1 “Top City for Small Business” by Bizjournals in February 2009.

• Raleigh was named the “Best Place for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com in March 2009 for the third consecutive year.

• Raleigh was named #1 “City Where Americans Are Relocating” by Forbes.com in April 2009.

• Kiplinger’s named Raleigh #10 “Best City” in May 2009.

• Raleigh-Cary was named #8 “Best Big Cities for Jobs” by Forbes.com in May 2009.

• Raleigh-Durham was named #5 “Metro for Best Quality of Life” by Business Facilities in August 2009.

• Raleigh was named #18 “Best Cities for Working Mothers” by Forbes.com in August 2009.

• Raleigh-Durham was named #8 “Next Hot Youth-Magnet Cities” by The Wall Street Journal in September 2009.

• Sporting News named Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill #17 “Best Sports City” in October 2009.

• Cary was named #19 “Safest U.S. City” by CQ Press in November 2009.

We at WCED are proud of these honors and accomplishments over the past year. For a complete list of our accolades, visithttp://www.raleigh-wake.org/files/Accolades.Flyer.pdf. We aim to complete and announce even more successes in 2010.


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