We serve as the economic development agency for the Town of Wake Forest and work to promote and retain jobs and investment in our community. Our work helps to bolster our community’s position in the marketplace and retain a high quality of life for our residents.

We work closely with the Economic Development Committee to meet and achieve our goals and objectives outlined in an annual program of work.

Overview of Services:

  • Detailed demographic, economic and geographic data about our community and region
  • Site selection and evaluation services
  • Searchable, on-line commercial real estate database of available buildings and land in Wake Forest and assist businesses in identifying sites that meet their specific requirements
  • Assist with navigating local business processes, permitting, environmental issues, taxes, fees, and more.
  • Referrals to service providers, such as utilities, educational institutes, banks, engineers, and others
  • Serve the needs of our community’s existing businesses and organizations through our Business Retention and Expansion Program.
  • Advise the Town board staff about policy issues that support economic development

Our Staff

Jason Cannon, Economic Development Director
Jennifer Gaston, Economic Development Coordinator

For more information, contact the Wake Forest Economic Development Team:
Wake Forest Economic Development
301 S. Brooks Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
919-435-9400

Contact Us

Wake Forest Economic Development

301 S. Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587

919-435-9400

News & Blog Posts

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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