Three key Business Corridors run through SouthWestRaleigh that have notable impact on employment and sales activity. These corridors also reflect concentrations of knowledge industries within the district:

Downtown provides a significant amount of employment for SWR, estimated around 27% percent or approximately 33,000 jobs. Downtown also provides an estimated 12 percent of SWR’s overall sales revenues.

The Hillsborough StreetWestern BoulevardCorridor provides 5% and 3% respectively of the district’s employment and sales. This Corridor is also a connector to neighboring Cary.

The Blue Ridge Corridor contains a high concentration of healthcare-related establishments, including Rex Hospital.  This corridor provides an estimated 19% of jobs and 22% of sales for SouthWestRaleigh.

Networking: The area has a great network of business support organizations. The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of ways to connect with Raleigh’s business community, and the National Association of Women Business Ownersand the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are two of a number of other resources for building a professional foundation in the area. SCORE and the Wake Tech Small Business Center help entrepreneurs develop business and organizational skills and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development cultivates a community of entrepreneurship through its network.

Business Corridor Roundabout
Women Networking
Oct
12
Fri
all-day N.C. State Fair @ N.C. State Fairgrounds
N.C. State Fair @ N.C. State Fairgrounds
Oct 12 – Oct 21 all-day
N.C. State Fair @ N.C. State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for the N.C. State Fair and nothing could be finer! The fair runs from October 12-21, 2018 and will be loaded with fun, food, and education! Plan your day and buy tickets at[...]
Oct
13
Sat
all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Oct
19
Fri
6:00 pm Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See[...]
7:30 pm NC Theatre – In the Heights @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
NC Theatre – In the Heights @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NC Theatre - In the Heights @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Kick off the 2018-19 theater season with the Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights,  from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Visit NC Theatre for details and tickets. SCHEDULE Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018: 7:30PM Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018: 7:30PM[...]
Oct
20
Sat
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]

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