Expansions by technology and law firms are continuing to drive job growth in Raleigh.

Wake County Economic Development says seven expansions were announced in April. So far this year, Wake County says there have been 15 new and expansion announcements totaling 431 jobs and $19.5 million in investment.

Earlier this week, Raleigh won an expansion by Silicon Valley-based WalkMe, an apps developer. That new office could ultimately produce hundreds of new jobs.

The projects, as cited by Wake County Economic Development:

  • Distil Networks (software/information technology), expansion

Security software firm Distil Networks will be moving into 7,727 square feet of space at Charter Square. Distil Networks in June closed a $21 million round of funding with plans to bulk up its Raleigh operation.

  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman (law fir,), new office

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, the nation’s largest law firm focused exclusively on matters specific to the health care industry, has increased its national presence by expanding into the Southeast with the addition of an office in Raleigh.

  • Industrious (co-working space), expansion

Industrious, the New York-based company that’s been opening co-working space in major metro areas with strong technology sectors like Austin,Atlanta, and Nashville, will expand into another 12,000 square feet at Charter Square, confirms building co-owner Andy Andrews of Raleigh.

  • Infusion (software/IT), expansion

Infusion, a New York-based company, will be moving into Charter Square. The company currently operates at 711 Hillsborough St. The move will provide the company with room to grow.

  • McGuireWoods (law firm), expansion

McGuireWoods is expanding its Raleigh office with the arrival of accomplished partners Mary Nash Rusher, Jean Gordon Carter, and Charles Case, who join the firm’s leading public finance, private wealth, and environmental practices, respectively.

  • PlayMaker CRM (software/IT), new

Nashville-based technology firm PlayMaker CRM has officially opened its Raleigh office in downtown’s Capital Bank Plaza. The firm is actively hiring, expecting to have up to 15 employees at the Raleigh office by the end of the year. The company competes in the same arena as SalesForce, though it targets a pretty niche market—–a segment that incorporates everything from home health to hospice care—–services and products needed after you leave the hospital. The new office will primarily house a development team.

  • TEKSystems (staffing agency), expanding

TEKSystems, a Maryland-based IT staffing company with offices around the world, has signed a new contract to expand its Raleigh office operations and relocate into a full floor of the new Wade III office building in west Raleigh. The company will be taking 26,827 square feet.

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