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Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Convenes Public and Private Organizations to Launch Business Sustainability Roundtable.

Public and private organizations across Wake County have come together to support and advance sustainability in the region. The coalition called the Business Sustainability Roundtable (BSR), is convened by the Raleigh Chamber and made up of leading companies and public institutions with sign… Read more >


North Carolina Ranks #4 in Nation for Tech Occupations

The North Carolina Technology Association identified North Carolina as the fourth fastest growing tech industry in the nation. The state saw an increase of over 28% in tech occupations, nearly 11 percentage points above the national average. The study recognized North Carolina as having over… Read more >


Raleigh Named #2 Best Capital City in the Nation

WalletHub ranked Raleigh the 2nd best capital city in the United States! In a study that analyzed affordability, economic well-being and quality of education, Raleigh proved to also be the most affordable state capital in the country. The statistics showed that Raleigh was number one in over… Read more >


Raleigh named #4 Best City for Work/Life Balance and Mental Health

CoworkingCafe conducted a new study analyzing the top 100 largest U.S. cities and their overall ability to foster a healthy work/life balance. Analysts focused on economic, cultural, and infrastructural factors that had an intricate impact on psychological influences across citizens. Raleigh… Read more >


Raleigh Ranks #2 Best City in the Nation to Buy a House in 2023

Raleigh has been recognized as one of the best cities in the country to buy a house in a recent report by the National Association of Realtors. A variety of factors were considered including home affordability, job growth, migration gains and housing supply. Out of 179 markets analyzed, Rale… Read more >


Wake County Named No.1 Best County in N.C. to Raise a Family

In a recent report by Stacker, Wake County was named the #1 best county in North Carolina to raise a family. All 100 counties in N.C. were analyzed using a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, healthcare, recreation, and weather. Wake County proved to have the highest divers… Read more >


Raleigh Ranked #1 Most Livable City in the United States

Far & Wide, a popular U.S. travel publisher, has recognized Raleigh as the #1 most livable city in the United States. The study identified over 230 cities with high populations to narrow down the top 30 cities that offered safety, affordability, low traffic and pollution, and access to h… Read more >


North Carolina Named Top State for Women-led Startups

North Carolina has been listed as one of the top states for women-led startups in 2023. In an annual report by Merchant Maverick, North Carolina ranked No. 9 on the list of all 50 states. This is an eight-point improvement from 2021, when the state was listed at No. 17. The study found that … Read more >


Cable Manufacturer Selects Fuquay-Varina for Expansion

Berk-Tek, a Leviton Company, plans to expand its fiber optic cabling facility at 100 Technology Park Lane in Fuquay-Varina and commit to significant new capital investment and 100 new full-time jobs. The Company currently operates a 55,000 square foot facility and proposes to expand its exi… Read more >


North Carolina Named Top State to Start a Business

In a ranking report presented by Ascent, North Carolina toppled the competition by being named the #1 best state in the U.S. to start a business. Ten different metrics were used to determine the overall rankings, with each category weighted by importance to a small business. The report found… Read more >