Wake County & State Overview

Wake County, North Carolina

Wake is the largest county in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is home to Raleigh, North Carolina's state capital. For the past two decades, we have been one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. The reason for this impressive growth is simple: smart people want to live and work with like-minded professionals in a community that is well positioned for the future. Our county has the desire to always be innovative and move forward, while not forgetting our roots in southern charm and community. 

Our region is one of the few areas in the country that has a genuine “21st Century economy”. Over the last three decades, the nature of economic activity has dramatically changed. The world has moved from a “brawn-based” economy built around physical work to a “brain-based” economy using cognitive skills. Wake County has kept up with this movement through its innovative companies, highly skilled workforce and private-public partnerships. 

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Wake County is consistently rated as one of the best places in the nation to raise a family, get a great education, access first-rate healthcare, find a mate, enjoy the great outdoors, and much more. The bottom line is this; no matter what quality of life factors are most important to you, you're sure to find happiness in Wake County.

State of North Carolina

North Carolina’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes have always attracted people who think a little differently. Our 300 miles of coastline, scenic mountains and fertile Piedmont region, make for one of the most beautiful and geographically diverse places on the planet. Combined with a moderate climate, central location and proximity to large cities, it’s easy to see why so many people seek to work, play, live and learn here.