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Michael Haley Wins Major Award

We are excited to share that Michael Haley has been named “Economic Developer of the Year” by the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA). The NCEDA team announced this award at the annual conference, taking place in Beaufort, NC.

Each year, the award goes to an Economic Development professional in North Carolina based on the following criteria: NCEDA member who made significant and measurable contributions to economic development. Michael is in his second year as the Executive Director for Wake County Economic Development and has been a true leader for Wake County and the Research Triangle region.

Michael has been directly involved with many initiatives and project wins over the past few years. Most notably, Michael helped welcome Infosys to Raleigh and Advance Auto. He also played a large role in helping Pendo name Raleigh the headquarter location. You can see a full recap of 2018 here. Michael was also recently named to the Consultant Connect Top 50 Economic Developer list in May of 2019. 

Please join us in helping celebrate another award for Michael. His impact is truly felt across the state of North Carolina. Congratulations, Michael!

You can see past winners of the award here.





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