Raleigh highlighted in the WSJ for attracting highly skilled workers


Nancy McFarlane: Cities across the U.S. are struggling with a mismatch between worker education levels and job vacancies. Not Raleigh! Our city continues to attract highly skilled workers and maintains one of the narrowest education gaps in the country. Educational opportunities are essential. And so is keeping the qualities that make our city great, and improving upon them to continue to attract great people to call Raleigh home.

Every child deserves a world class education

Nancy McFarlane: “Earlier this week I visited Conn Elementary in East Raleigh. I learned so much talking with 3rd graders at Conn who posed thoughtful, insightful questions. Every student in Wake County deserves access to a world-class education. New businesses who relocate here and create new jobs expect to be able to provide their employees access to an incredible public education system for their children. Our children are our future in Raleigh and we must invest in ALL of our schools to retain and attract jobs and talent to our city.”