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. 


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 >


Welcome, Torri Staton, PhD — Director of Equitable Economic Development

We are excited to welcome Torri Staton, PhD to our team. Torri will serve as the Director of Equitable Economic Development, as well as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Torri leads and oversees WCED’s equity and inclusion eff… Read more >


Pendo’s Grand Opening Another Signal of Downtown Raleigh’s Recovery & Vibrancy

As local tech startup Pendo nears 1,000 employees worldwide, we are excited they will continue to call downtown Raleigh “home.” Pendo’s headquarters now occupies the top five floors of the newly-constructed Raleigh Crossing, a transformative 1.86-acre mixed-use development … Read more >


The new and improved Work In The Triangle website is live!

When we first launched Work In The Triangle in 2012, we knew that the Triangle was an emerging spot for top talent across the workforce. Our population was growing year over year and Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas were topping lifestyle lists left and right. We kne… Read more >