Wake County Economic Development has long been a partner and financial supporter of regional economic development strategies and programs, including Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The two organizations work in tandem taking the region’s brand and competitiveness strategies to key business decision-makers inside the region and around the globe.
“A lot has changed since we broke ground 20 years ago." The company has watched as the Research Triangle Region’s life sciences cluster has risen to global prominence. “We’ve mirrored the growth of the life sciences community here overall. The state made an effort to build the cluster, and we’ve been one of the beneficiaries of that."
Steven Goldsmith, head of public affairs of Biogen
“We are the interface of academe, industry and government. We’ve focused on opportunities to create global gateway partnerships.”
William F. Greenlee, PhD, The Hamner Institutes President & CEO
“The State of the Research Triangle Region adds value as a showcase for regional innovation. It also fosters cohesion and collaboration among Triangle leaders, which is perhaps the single asset that puts the Research Triangle Region on the short list of global business destinations.”
John Geib, Duke Energy’s director of economic development for North Carolina
“This area continues to evolve and is a vital center of economic development for both North Carolina and the U.S. We are proud to be a part of the business landscape here and to help strengthen the Triangle communities.”
Wells Fargo’s Piedmont East Regional President Jack Clayton
“We’re in constant contact with economic development allies in promoting the area and working with companies looking to relocate to this region.”
Jimmy Barnes, president of NAI Carolantic Realty
“Our vision is for a very open innovation community. It’s not just about science, technology and engineering anymore. Our region’s great strength is that we work together.”
Bob Geolas, The Research Triangle Park's President & CEO
“The Triangle is one of our highest growth markets. It has above-average household income, significant population growth, a diverse and talented workforce, and a strong business community.”
Jim Hansen, PNC’s regional president for Eastern Carolinas
“Economic development is a team sport. Regionalism is key to Wake County’s economic vision and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership is our go-to partner in accomplishing that.”
Adrienne Cole, executive director of Wake County Economic Development
“We help bring projects to the counties that participate in the Research Triangle Region. Our focus is on keeping cities viable. Job creation and business investment are the way to accomplish that."
Brenda Daniels, manager of economic development at ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
“We’ve grown and evolved over the years. We believed we could get up and running more competitively and quickly here at Research Triangle Park than other locations around the world.”
Stephen Goldsmith, director of corporate affairs at Syngenta
“This new investment in our North Carolina operations will allow us to better supply our world-leading driveline systems and will allow us to further strengthen our customer base.”
Max Owen, President GKN Driveline Americas.
“We appreciate the support we received from our local partners and from the State of North Carolina for our growth strategy.”
Mary Bell, Vice President of Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division.
“The combination of North Carolina’s support for technology innovation, our great partnership with N.C. State University, the abundance of engineering talent, support from state officials, and the Triangle ...