"For me it was an easy decision because I think [Wake Forest] made good business sense. For one thing the cost of doing business and the business culture here, the sort of culture of cooperation with small businesses here in Wake Forest, and then from a personal perspective it was quality of life. You know, it was kind of a no-brainer, so.”
Stockbury Manor and PowerHouse Row – two high-end, mixed-use apartment projects – will break ground in downtown over the next several months adding new local retail and an abundance of housing options emphasizing access, culture, and strategic growth. Both developers considered several communities in Wake County, however, the strong population growth, vibrant community feeling of Wake Forest, and the character of the downtown made Wake Forest standout among the others
In April, the Board of Commissioners approved a two-year agreement that allows the dockless bicycle-sharing company, LimeBike, to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere inside the town limits. As part of the initiative, LimeBike has provided approximately 200 bright green-colored bicycles to Wake Forest and placed them in clusters in high traffic areas around town, including downtown and in parks and greenways.
As an entrepreneur, McWilliams has found Wake Forest, North Carolina, to be place where he can be both successful, and enjoy a great quality of life. Since launching his growing business, like many other start-ups and technology companies in the community, he has found a diverse pool of talent readily available in Wake Forest, where more than 50% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher.