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Raleigh Chamber Announces Michael Haley as Leader of Wake County Economic Development

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June 28, 2017

The Raleigh Chamber is excited to announce that Michael Haley has been named as the new executive director for Wake County Economic Development and senior vice president of Chamber Economic Development. He previously served as the director of Business Recruitment and Expansion where his work led to the creation of 7,800 jobs and more than $409 million in investments.

Haley will work closely with the Town of Garner economic development staff and initiatives.
​“Michael’s extensive experience managing large, complex economic development initiatives, deep knowledge of the region, and contagious enthusiasm make him the ideal fit for the position,” said Adrienne Cole, Greater Raleigh Chamber president and CEO.
Before joining the Chamber, Haley worked for the North Carolina Department of Commerce as a public policy analyst and director of Public Policy. His experience ranges from job creation and existing industry programs to workforce development and strategies to support our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“My passion for this community, economic development, and this organization runs deep,” said Haley. “I’m excited to collaborate with our great partners in this new role to continue moving our area forward.”
Haley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master of public administration from East Carolina University.