Adrienne Cole, CEO of The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce!



As president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Adrienne Cole head the Triangle’s largest non-profit business membership organization representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County.

Previously, Adrienne served as the Chamber’s senior vice president of Economic Development and executive director of Wake County Economic Development where she led her team to recruit new businesses, support existing industries, market Wake County and the Triangle region and help companies attract and retain the talent needed to grow and thrive.

In her current role, Adrienne and the Raleigh Chamber work to create a thriving economy, support business friendly public policy, encourage investments in transportation and education infrastructure, foster entrepreneurship and grow Wake County’s future leaders.

Adrienne is a graduate of Meredith College and received a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University.

Adrienne and her husband Walt, live in Raleigh and have three children.


The mission of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is to sustain and further develop a thriving economy and to enhance our community's quality of life. As the Triangle’s largest business membership organization with more than 2,200 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County, we support the interests of the local business community.

From large corporations to local startups, innovation is in Raleigh’s DNA. In the world of economic development, this area has become a model for the country. We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities we offer. See for yourself why the Raleigh area is consistently named one of the best places to work and live in America.

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