Developing Jobs in Wake County.

During my tenure as a Wake County Board Commissioner, we have:

  • Added 50,000+ jobs over four years from businesses expanding and new employers coming to Wake County
  • Passed Wake County Living Wage Ordinance
  • Restructured Wake County incentive policy to provide additional focus on small and midsized local businesses
  • Hired new Wake County Economic Development personnel to focus exclusively on economic opportunity and increasing business investment in areas of economic need
  • Supported record expansion of flights to and from RDU, including new nonstop flights to Seattle, Paris and Austin
  • Supported “Launch Wake County” focused on entrepreneurialism within venerable communities in partnership with Wake Tech, Shaw University and our municipalities such as Raleigh, Apex and Wake Forest.
  • Introduced a new partnership with Wake Tech called “Wake Works” offering scholarships and apprenticeships for hard to fill positions in Wake County such as positions in the trades, healthcare and hospitality.

Wake Tech's seventh campus - coming soon to Eastern Wake County.