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October 20, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Town of Wake Forest works to keep small-town charm while fueling future growth opportunities

In recent years, the Town of Wake Forest, NC has made strategic efforts to maintain its integrity by preserving its small-town charm while simultaneously implementing economic development initiatives that position it for further growth and success.

The key is something called the “innovation infrastructure” that includes developing the town’s own high-speed fiber optic network, implementing downtown Smart City initiatives, expanding the greenway system, cultivating a system of business mentorship, working towards greater regional accessibility, and empowering the highly-educated human capital found in the community.

Do some or all of these ingredients sound familiar to you? Read more about this strategy and its results here.

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