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
Jul
25
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6:00 pm Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chill on the Hill! @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Escape your busy workweek and have some fun at Harvey Hill! We’ll bring some lawn games and food trucks, while you bring your friends! Play games, picnic, enjoy the view. Bring your own lawn games[...]
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Make Something! @ Imurj | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Just Make Something! is a relaxing community get together that takes place leading up to and during Tuesday evening performances. Gather around the round table of art supplies, crafts, and art scraps to make zero-stakes art[...]
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community 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[...]
Jul
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Jul 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
Jul
30
Sun
6:00 pm Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday in the Park Concert Series - Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This summer you can enjoy a “Sunday in the Park” concert series in two of Raleigh’s most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a[...]