Economic Development Program

Chamber of Commerce

The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Program has been heralded as a model for other municipalities to follow. For a more detailed market analysis, or more information about the program, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 919-556-1519 or visit their economic development website at

Facts & Figures
Wake Forest is home to more than 30,000 people. Its population has more than doubled in the last 10 years. As the number of residents continues to grow, so does the level of education and affluence. 

Industry & Labor
Wake Forest has an educated and trainable workforce and a very low unemployment rate. 71% of its workers are employed in white collar jobs. Eighteen percent are employed in blue collar jobs, and the remaining 11% are employed in service-oriented positions.

Economic Indicators
The Wake County economy is strong and vibrant, and it is projected to remain healthy even as so many areas of the country are struggling. 

Regional Profiles
Review demographic profiles for Wake County, Franklin County and the Research Triangle Region.