Regional Economic Developers Market to East Coast Site Consultants, Medical Technology Industry

Research Triangle Region, NC -- James Sauls, director of Raleigh Economic Development, and Debbie Lilly, vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, travelled to New York and New Jersey in October to call on site selection consultants and commercial brokers.

The two met with eight consultants and brokers in a two-day period. Firms included Ernst & Young, Jones Lang LaSalle and NAI Global.

Meanwhile, Wake County Economic Development Assistant Executive Director Jennifer Bosser attended and exhibited at Advamed2011 in Washington, D.C. Sept. 26-28. AdvaMed 2011 is the premier medical technology conference for CEOs, business executives, policymakers, financiers, media and industry stakeholders from around the world.

Wake County participated in the show in partnership with Ibiliti, the North Carolina Advanced Medical Technologies Center of Innovation, and with its EDGE investors and local companies representing the medical device community.

The team conducted meetings with existing companies in North Carolina, companies from outside of the United States interested in establishing a presence in the state, and investors interested in investing in North Carolina.

In addition, the conference produced strong leads on executive-level talent that has an interest in moving to the Research Triangle Region.

Wake County also debuted a new booth designed to promote the strength of the life sciences sector in region, building on the marketing materials and maps developed earlier this year.