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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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Recap: Sustainability Conference 2023

Sustainability took center stage with local businesses and community leaders at the Raleigh Chamber’s inaugural Sustainability Conference. More than 250 participants heard stories of corporate environmental sustainability from some of the region's largest employers. Speakers from Leno… Read more >

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Latest FDI Efforts

As the primary economic development organization in Wake County, North Carolina, WCED is privileged to work with investors and partners from all over the world. Our goal has always been to attract and retain businesses, create jobs and foster economic growth in our region. One of the most ef… Read more >

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Wake County Hosts Trade Mission from Manchester, UK

Local public officials and business leaders gathered on March 10 to meet with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Greater Manchester Economy Lead Cllr Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council. The pair traveled with the UK Government to lead the first city-region mission to North … Read more >

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Two WCED Team Members Attend NCEDA’s 2023 Emerging Executives Forum

On February 2nd and 3rd, Jordan Deshazor and Bailey Siebel were able to travel to Downtown Winston-Salem to hear an exciting panelist lineup at NCEDA’s 2023 Emerging Executives Forum. Attendees had the opportunity to hear warm welcoming remarks from North Carolina State Treasurer Dale … Read more >

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Life Science Workforce Development Initiatives

As a leading life science industry hub, Wake County and the broader Research Triangle Region has experienced rapid growth in recent years, adding more than 5,900 jobs and $5 billion in planned capital investment since 2020. To ensure that life science companies continue to thrive, the commun… Read more >

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2021-2022 Annual Report

Each year, Wake County Economic Development, with valuable input from private sector EDGE partners and public sector partners, creates a program of work and a set of Key Performance Indicators. The program of work allows WCED to align efforts and resources to address economic developmen… Read more >

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Welcome, Bailey!

We are happy to announce another new teammate! Bailey Siebel has joined the Wake County Economic Development team as the Research & Marketing Coordinator. In this role, Bailey will provide support for strategic marketing initiatives, support economic development research requests, and su… Read more >

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NC Department of Transportation Will Complete 540 Loop

By Joe Milazzo II, PE Executive Director, Regional Transportation Alliance I am pleased to let you know that our long-time partners at the NC Turnpike Authority and the NC Department of Transportation have activated an acceleration plan that will complete the entire 540 loop. The regional… Read more >

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Welcome Serenia, Our New DEI Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Coordinator to our team! Serenia will support Wake County Economic Developments Equitable Economic Development work, as well as the efforts of the Triangle DEI Alliance. Read along to get to know Serenia Fulcher. Where ar… Read more >

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Real Estate Answers The Call for More Life Science Development in Wake County

Life Science is booming in Wake County and the Research Triangle region, so much so that there have been more than 29 projects announced since 2020, totaling more than 5,895 new jobs and more than $5 billion in capital investment in the region. Though there are currently 12.3 million square… Read more >