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
Nov
21
Tue
7:00 pm West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Nov
24
Fri
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 24 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]
Nov
25
Sat
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 25 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]
7:00 am Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street
Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street
Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Hillsborough Street merchants will offer a myriad of specials and unique offers for Small Business Saturday.
Nov
26
Sun
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 26 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]