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. 


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


WCED Featured in CEO Today Magazine

Wake County Economic Developmet was invited to contribute an article for the September edition of CEO Today Magazine as part of the US sector feature focus. CEO Today reaches an audience of over 430,000 subscribers across online and print platforms. The magazine distribution reaches busines… Read more >


Q&A with Our New Project Coordinator!

Meet Jordan Deshazor, the newest member of our Business Recruitment and Expansion team! Where are you from? I am from Holly Springs, North Carolina, and have lived there for 15 years. Where did you go to school and what did you study? I went to The University of North Carolina at Chapel … Read more >


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 >