Wake County Economic Development Names Michael Haley Director of Business Recruitment and Expansion

Three-Year Department Veteran to Lead Business Recruitment Expansion Efforts in Wake County - July 04, 2014

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s “Work In The Triangle” Recognized at IEDC Annual Conference

Greater Raleigh Economic Development Agency Wins Gold and Silver Awards from International Economic Development Council for Regional Marketing Efforts - October 11, 2013

Jennifer Bosser Receives "40 Under 40" Award in Economic Development

The Assistant Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development Recognized by Development Counsellors International. - January 30, 2013

Podcast with 2012 Economic Development Forum Speaker Joel Kotkin Touts Triangle’s Economic Promise

Forbes Columnist Highlights Growing Attractiveness of Raleigh-Durham Area - May 02, 2012

Joel Kotkin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 Economic Development Forum on May 9

Forbes Columnist Will Speak at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Forum and Launch of Triangle Talent Attraction Campaign - April 26, 2012

Jennifer Bosser Joins Wake County Economic Development as Assistant Executive Director

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Jennifer Bosser has joined the organization as assistant executive director. Bosser’s responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations, pursuing strategic initiatives and... - April 17, 2010

Wake County Economic Development Names EDGE4 Steering Committee

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s EDGE4 steering committee. EDGE4 is a five-year economic development program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce to shape the future of... - February 06, 2010

Gilero President and Chief Technical Officer Featured in Wake County Economic Development Video Testimonial

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of the second video in its new testimonial series featuring a number of Triangle leaders offering first-hand accounts of why Wake County is a great place to live and work. The video... - January 28, 2010

CC Intelligent Solutions CEO Featured in Inaugural WCED Video Testimonial

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of the first video in its new testimonial series from a number of Triangle leaders offering first-hand accounts of why Wake County is a great place to live and work. The first video... - December 23, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Launches Video Testimonial Series

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the launch of a new video series on why Wake County is a great place to live and work. The video series will feature testimonials from a number of local leaders offering first-hand accounts of... - December 18, 2009

WCED Podcast Explains How the Triangle is Supporting Electric Powered Vehicles

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the release of a new audio podcast featuring commentary from Adrienne Cole, Raleigh Economic Development executive director. In the podcast, Cole discusses the development of PHEVs, or electric powered vehicles, and how... - December 10, 2009

WCED Announces Carl Zeiss Optronics USA to Establish U.S. Headquarters in Wake Forest

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Carl Zeiss Optronics USA, LLC will establish its U.S. headquarters in Wake County, N.C. In the initial phase, Carl Zeiss Optronics will hire five employees and lease office space in Wake... - November 26, 2009

Wake County Economic Development and Protochips Discuss Local Photonics Industry

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of the third video profile in the “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” a video series profiling locally-based companies that continue to grow and remain competitive... - November 04, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Podcast Details Why Wake County is the Best Place to do Business

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the release of a new audio podcast featuring commentary from executive director Ken Atkins. In the podcast, Atkins explains why Wake County is one of the nation’s best places to live and work. The podcast offers... - October 08, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Announces EMC Corp. To Add 100 Jobs at Apex Location

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that EMC Corp. will add 100 jobs at its Apex facility over the next five years. The jobs are part of EMC’s plans for a $280 million expansion that will ultimately add almost 400 jobs in... - October 01, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Unveils Deutsche Bank Global Technology Partnership with Cary for Software Development Center

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Deutsche Bank Global Technology, Inc., which provides software application development and maintenance services in support of Deutsche Bank AG, plans to build a software development... - August 16, 2009

Wake County Economic Development and Allied Automation Discuss Local Medical Device Industry

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the official release of its second video profile for “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” a video series profiling locally-based companies that continue to grow and remain competitive during the... - July 18, 2009

WCED Assistant Executive Director to Speak at Association of Legal Administrators Meeting

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director for WCED, will be speaking at the Association of Legal Administrators monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 24 at noon in the NC Cary Bar... - June 19, 2009

Raleigh Named One of Top 10 Cities for Growth Potential

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Raleigh was named one of the top 10 U.S. cities for growth potential by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. For its 2009 Best Cities list, the publication examined trends in... - May 30, 2009

Conni Tucker Receives 40 Under 40 Leadership Award

Ken Atkins, executive director of Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director, has received the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award, which honors up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40... - May 22, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Assistant Executive Director Speaks at Global Development Symposium

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director, participated in a symposium on global development hosted by Wake Technical Community College and the Economics Club of Wake Tech on April... - May 14, 2009

Ken Atkins of WCED Addresses “Economic Development During an Economic Downturn” in New Podcast

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the release of a new audio podcast discussing the topic of economic development during an economic downturn. The podcast features commentary from Ken Atkins, executive director for WCED, and addresses topics such... - May 01, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Podcast Discusses Triangle’s Booming Serious Gaming Industry

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of a new audio podcast discussing many aspects of the booming gaming industry in the Triangle, from the types of games developed to the connection to other industries in the... - April 25, 2009

Wake County Economic Development and Red Hat Discuss Strengths of Local Economy

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the official release of its first video profile for “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” a new video series profiling locally-based companies that continue to grow and remain competitive during the... - April 18, 2009

WCED Assistant Executive Director to Speak at The State of Garner Panel Discussion

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director, will be participating on Triangle Business Journal’s “The State of Garner” panel discussion on Friday, April 17 from... - April 15, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Launches New Video Series “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase”

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced that the organization is launching a new video series called “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” which will feature a variety of locally-based companies that are continuing to grow and remain highly... - April 09, 2009

Raleigh Named Best Place for Business and Careers for Third Straight Year

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that the Raleigh metropolitan area has been named the “Best Place for Business and Careers” for the third straight year by Forbes.com. The media outlet reviewed the 200... - March 29, 2009

Ken Atkins to Speak at USGBC Triangle Luncheon

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced that Ken Atkins, executive director, will speak at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) North Carolina Triangle Chapter panel discussion and annual business meeting on Wednesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the... - March 27, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Announces SAS Selects Cary for New Cloud Computing Facility

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that SAS, a world leader in business analytics software and services, is building a 38,000-square-foot cloud computing facility at its world headquarters, located at 100 SAS Campus Drive... - March 22, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Executive Director to Speak at Progressive Benefit Solutions Seminar

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Ken Atkins, executive director, will speak at a Progressive Benefit Solutions seminar on Tuesday, March 24 from 8 – 10:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites, located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. in Cary. Progressive Benefits... - March 22, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Project Receives 2009 SPACE Award for Economic Development

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Siemens Medical Solutions (SMS) USA Expansion received the Triangle Business Journal’s SPACE Award for Economic Development in the Existing Industry category. This award... - March 18, 2009

Raleigh Named One of the Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Raleigh was named one of the healthiest housing markets of 2009 by Builder Magazine. The publication analyzed 75 housing markets across the country and ranked them based on their... - March 12, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Announces Munktell Filter AB Selects Raleigh for Expansion

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Munktell Filter AB, a Swedish-based paper filtration company, has opened its first North American sales and distribution office in Raleigh at Brier Creek. From its new Raleigh... - March 04, 2009

SunTech Medical, Inc. Touts Relationship with Wake County Economic Development

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of a new audio podcast discussing the organization’s value-add relationship with SunTech Medical, Inc., one of the world’s leading medical device companies... - February 18, 2009

WCED Project Receives 2009 SPACE Economic Development Award for New Industry

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that HCL America Inc. received the Triangle Business Journal’s SPACE Award for Economic Development in the New Industry category. This award honors a company that is locating new... - February 08, 2009

WCED Podcast Targets Medical Design and Medical Manufacturing Companies

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced the release of a new audio podcast discussing key benefits of Wake County for relocating and/or expanding companies in the medical design and medical manufacturing industries. The... - January 28, 2009

Raleigh Receives High Accolades in 2008

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Raleigh and North Carolina were honored with numerous national accolades in 2008. Together, Raleigh and North Carolina ranked number one in eight categories, in the top five of 14... - January 22, 2009

Wake County Economic Development Assistant Executive Director to Explain Role of Engineers in Economic Development

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director, will speak to the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - December 05, 2008

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) Assistant Executive Director to Speak at Women’s Edge Luncheon

Ken Atkins, executive director for Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org), has announced that Conni Tucker, assistant executive director for WCED, will be speaking at the Women’s Edge “View From The Edge” luncheon on Friday, Nov. 21 from 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p. - November 21, 2008

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