Business Resources

Find information below about starting a business in Wake County.

Wake County RFPs

Wake County Procurement Services strives to provide all vendors an opportunity to bid on items and services that the County needs in order to operate efficiently, effectively and with the highest accountability.  To achieve these goals, Wake County employs both centralized and decentralized procurement operations.  As a division of the Wake County Finance Department, all purchasing activities are governed by N.C. General Statutes.

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Wake County Economic Development

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) is the primary economic development organization for Wake County, providing economic development support for its 12 municipalities. As a program of the Raleigh Chamber, the organization proactively creates an environment in which Wake County can grow and thrive, resulting in new jobs and capital investment.

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Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Capital Area Workforce Development is a public-private partnership that focuses on economic development by ensuring the local workforce has the skills, training and education to meet the needs of local employers. The board oversees workforce solutions in Wake and Johnston counties designed to serve businesses and individuals of all ages. We believe in economic development through workforce excellence.

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Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Raleigh Chamber is to sustain and further develop a thriving economy and to enhance our community's quality of life. As the Triangle’s largest business membership organization with more than 2,200 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County, the Raleigh Chamber supports the interests of the local business community.

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Wake Area Business Advisory Council

The Wake Area Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a Wake County Human Services initiative established in January 1997 to promote a partnership between local businesses/employers and employment and training programs in the Wake County area.

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

The EDPNC helps businesses large and small succeed in North Carolina. We recruit new businesses to the state, support the growth of existing NC businesses, help manufacturers sell into international markets, provide startup assistance to entrepreneurs, and market the state as a premier travel destination.

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