Wake County Economic Development

[On Demand]
Wake County sits in the middle of one of the world’s largest life sciences clusters, consisting of over 600 companies employing over 38,000 highly skilled workers in the region. Industry growth continues to outpace nearly every other sector of our economy. This boom is credited to the region’s unbeatable access to converging technologies, support from multiple tier-1 research universities, and resources like NCBiotech and NC State’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC).

Innovation and affordability meet in Wake County the region stacks up against major life sciences hubs like Boston and San Francisco, but without the high price tag.

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) provides economic development support for its 12 municipalities, including Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city, and Holly Springs, the site of FUJIFILM's $2B investment in North America's largest biomanufacturing facility.
Executive Director
Wake County Economic Development