Wake County Economic Developers Market Region to Gaming and Solar Prospects

Wake County, N.C. -- Developers from Wake County Economic Development took advantage of two key industry events to market the region as a prime destination for investment in two important cluster targets: gaming and solar energy.

Wayne Watkins, project manager for Wake County Economic Development, attended the LOGIN conference May 16 –18 in Seattle, Wash., to network with gaming industry contacts and meet with prospective companies interested in expanding or relocating.

LOGIN hosts gaming industry leaders to discuss, collaborate and share advancements about technology, design, business, community and legal areas of online game development.

While in Seattle, Watkins held 13 one-on-one meetings with quality contacts from the game-development industry. 

“It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what is happening, good and bad, in a national hot-bed of game development as well as promote the good things going on in the Triangle and North Carolina,” Watkins said.

Meanwhile, Raleigh Economic Development Director James Sauls was among the regional economic developers who attended the 2011 National Solar Conference held at the Raleigh Convention Center May 17-21.

The National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the United States. Sauls exhibited at the conference, promoting the developments that Raleigh and Wake County has made in the industry, as well as listen to solar energy experts on technology, building, policy, workforce development and consumer education.

For more information, visit Wake County Economic Development.