• The Wireless Research Center of NC, located in Wake Forest, is a non-profit 501(C)(3) research organization focused on economic growth supporting research, development, testing and regulatory assistance for current and next generation wireless antenna technologies. For more information, view the video or visit the website www.wirelesscenter-nc.org.

  • PowerSecure, with its corporate headquarters located in Wake Forest is a fast rising star in the area of Smart Grid. Thanks in large part to companies like PowerSecure, the Research Triangle Region is fast becoming recognized as a global leader in cleantech.

  • 3Phoenix, which recently opened an office in Wake Forest, is centered around a core of talented and experienced engineers with a successful record of developing technical innovations to meet the diverse needs of our customers, including the Department of Defense and industry. For more information, visit www.3phoenix.com

  • The Wake Forest Farmers' Market offers fresh-off-the-farm produce; pasture-raised beef, poultry, and pork; free-range eggs; fresh and dried herbs; honey, jams, and preserves; fresh-cut flowers; and delicious baked goods. And we're open year round! For more information, visit www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org

  • The Town of Wake Forest is connected to the Research Triangle Region by an impressive network of state roads and US Highways. The Highway 98 Bypass (Pictured above) is one of our most recent additions allowing residents and businesses to quickly travel to their destination without an overabundance of congestion or traffic lights.

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The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is strategically located in the northern portion of the burgeoning Research Triangle Region, just northeast of Raleigh, the state's capital. It’s a community as progressive and forward thinking as it is rich in history and southern charm. This unique and desirable combination has led to exponential growth and affluence, but not at the expense of gentility, hospitality and charm. It’s one of those special communities in an area that is regularly cited as one of the best places in the country to raise a family, get an education, seek health care, do business or retire.

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Wake Forest among top 10 fastest growing cities in NC!

July 11, 2016

Wake Forest is one of the top 10 cities in NC with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015.  The 10 cities with the largest population increases between 2010 and 2015 contain 25% of the state’s total population but make up half of the total population growth over the five-year period. 

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