Wake County offers something for everyone including welcoming communities, a thriving business ecosystem, an active arts and culture scene, excellent health care, and prime educational and career opportunities. Discover more about business advantages, target industries, and the talent and workforce that populate the area.
Money MagazineSeptember 2018
In Wake County, the primary drivers are an impressive supply of well-educated and innovative people, and a strong collaborative environment between academia, government, and industry. Four industries that deserve special attention are Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, IT and Technology, and Cleantech and Smart Grid. The county is also home to a plethora of internationally known firms such as Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Progress Energy, Red Hat, and SAS Institute. See why so many companies call Wake County home.
Whether it’s access to students or research agreements with faculty, Centennial Campus provides proximity like no other research campus in North America.
NC State University’s second century began with the creation of Centennial Campus, a national hub for education, innovation and public-private partnership.
It’s a place where NC State students and faculty live, work and learn alongside leaders in industry. It’s a proving ground for new ideas and new businesses. And it’s a launching pad for our university’s mission: creating prosperity across our state and nation.
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