Defense Technologies

North Carolina’s Wake County and Wake Forest are home to many defense and intelligence companies and contractors.   We have more than 50 defense contractors in the Triangle area, including 3 Phoenix, a Wake Forest engineering small business focused on providing innovative technology solutions to the Department of Defense and industry partners. With eight military installations in close proximity, an easy drive to Washington D. C., and the Wireless Research Center of NC in our backyard, Wake Forest is an ideal location for defense companies and contractors.   

For a closer look at Wake's 21st century defense and intelligence sector, visit the microsite. You can also download the Defense Technology Map (PDF) for a geographical display of all defense technology firms in Wake County and the Research Triangle Park.

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Wake Forest Economic Development

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Wake Forest, NC 27587


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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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