Home of the New
Defense Sector

On January 5, 2012, President Obama announced a cultural shift in national defense away from an oversized conventional military to a force “agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies.” Now, more than ever, small to midsize defense innovators will drive the future of the new defense sector.

Wake County is emerging as the new home for this leaner, more agile defense industry. Combining diverse defense and technology firms, three top research universities, and proximity to six military bases, Wake County offers established defense markets as well as numerous opportunities for new defense companies.

Contact us to learn more about why Wake County is the ideal place for the new defense technology industry.

To learn more about how Wake County works for the Defense Industry contact Wayne Watkins at
919-664-7043 or