Wake Forest has an impressive roster of women powerhouses who are leaders in business, entrepreneurship and tech. The community is home to dozens of businesses, from companies that have both national and international reach to local mom-and-pop shops giving the town provincial flavor.
Municipalities are often encouraged to “think local” as the support of local businesses and entrepreneurship is what makes local economies thrive. Towns like Wake Forest, know this.
The Wake Forest Business and Industry Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes the town as a destination for business and industry through economic development activities. Additionally, the Wireless Research Center, which is based in Wake Forest, has helped launch more than 20 local businesses and further facilitated the launch of 80 more across the region.
Wake Forest, North Carolina is a community with a longstanding upward growth trajectory. While the population has increased by 218% since 2000, the boom in people calling the community home is only a portion of the Town’s demographic shift that lends itself to the ambition of growth focused businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.