Business Advantages

About Wake County

Wake County is the largest county in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is home to Raleigh, North Carolina's state capital. This dynamic region is home to a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 500 giants and thousands of small and mid-sized companies in the life science and technology industries.

As one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, Wake County offers the ideal blend of cost, comfort, and culture, plus thousands of diverse jobs. Wake County is home to more than one million people, and 13 different communities spread across 850 square miles. The region adds 64 new people every day, 43 of which move here and 21 are born here. With nearly half of the population having a bachelor’s degree or higher, which is almost double the state and national average, Wake County is one of the best places to live in work in the world.

Wake County is focused on smart, equitable growth and building a community with opportunities for all.

Looking for an overview of Wake County? Download the 2023 Economy & Business Report.