Senior Economic Development Manager
Wake County Economic Development
NCEDA named Sam Rauf it’s 2022 Emerging Leader of the Year.
In a short amount of time, Sam has established himself as a dynamic and knowledgeable professional within the economic development community. He joined the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation in October 2019 and took om increasing responsibilities, graduating from project manager to senior project manager. While in Chatham County, Sam worked on some of the largest projects that have passed through North Carolina. In doing so, he built partnerships throughout the county, region, and state, strengthening economic developments not only in his home base of Chatham, but the Triangle and Triad regions as well. Sam was one of the key players in the VinFast announcement that is slated to bring billions in investment and thousands of jobs to North Carolina.
He is now the Senior Economic Development Manager for Wake County Economic Development. Sam serves as the definition of a leader and has done truly outstanding work for someone still in the beginnings of their career.