Retention and Expansion

The Wake Forest Economic Development Program began a Business Expansion and Retention Program (BRE) in 2009. The BRE Program serves the needs of our community’s existing businesses. This free service is one in which we listen to your company’s needs and identify all of the appropriate resources from local, state and private entities that can benefit your company and enable you to thrive in today’s economy.

We provide the following services to your company free of charge:

  • Business expansion assistance — If your company is growing or expanding, we can help you find a new physical space. We can also provide information about available programs and infrastructure development.
  • State financial programs — We will listen to your needs and identify possible state financial programs that will benefit your company.
  • Workforce/training-related assistance — If you need new employees or would like to train the ones you have, we can direct you to the proper personnel within the Employment Security Commission or community college system.
  • Local and state permit assistance — Tell us what you need and we’ll help you navigate through the process.
  • Act as liaison to local government — We can help in your dealings with city and local issues, from permits to Department of Transportation needs such as traffic signals and turn lanes.
  • Incentives Information – Incentives may be available that you are not aware of. We can identify financial programs and tax credits that your company may qualify for.
  • Provide research assistance for local supplier and community data – We have access to comprehensive research tools and resources that provide demographic data, studies, maps and more.

We want your company to continue to succeed and flourish in Wake Forest. For more information, or to schedule a BRE visit, please contact us

Contact Us

Wake Forest Economic Development

301 S. Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587


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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