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
Jan
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8:00 pm North Carolina Symphony Presents... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Symphony Presents... @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm
North Carolina Symphony Presents the Music of the Rolling Stones @ Meymandi Concert Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
An evening celebrating one of the most iconic rock groups in history. A masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band delivers the Stones’ greatest hits including “Satisfaction,” “Paint It, Black,” “Ruby Tuesday,”[...]
Jan
20
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9:00 am Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. Larry’s Coffee, Lucette Grace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Benelux Coffee, and Escazu Chocolates will be providing[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 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[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure @ Seaboard Station | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Combining some hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas featuring beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. Downtown Raleigh Food & Craft Beer Adventure Tour- On this leisurely walk[...]
2:00 pm Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the[...]