Major Employers


Wake Forest Major Employers

Employer/Organization Number of Employees
Wake County Public School System 836
CenturyLink 400
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Inc. 425
Town of Wake Forest 294
Pack-Rat 275
Rex Healthcare 228
Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest, Inc 150
Ultra Electronics / 3 Phoenix 122
Franklin Academy Inc 85
Southern Coastal Solutions Inc 83
Growing Child Pediatricians 80
East Coast Drilling & Blasting Inc. 80
WakeMed Health & Hospitals 70
Powersecure, Inc. 60


Major Employers, Wake Co. & Research Triangle Region

Company/Organization Number of Employees
State of North Carolina 24,739
Duke University Health System 18,000
Wake County Public School System 17,572
IBM Corporation 10,500
Duke University 10,000
North Carolina State University 7,730
WakeMed Health & Hospitals 7,607
GlaxoSmithKline 4,900
University of North Carolina Hospitals 4,746
Rex Healthcare 4,800
SAS Institute, Inc. 4,742
Wake County Government 4,272
University of North Carolina 3,800
Cisco Systems 3,800
City of Raleigh 3,000
Verizon Business 3,000
RTI International 2,600
Affiliated Computer Services 2,300
Fidelity Investments 2,200
City of Durham 2,200
Eastern Carolina Organics LLC 2,007
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2,000
US Environmental Protection Agency 2,000
Veterans Health Administration 2,000

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Wake Forest, NC 27587

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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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