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
Apr
21
Sat
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
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1:00 pm WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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7:00 pm Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
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Apr
24
Tue
9:00 am NC State Libraries Frank B. Arms... @ NCSU Brickyard
NC State Libraries Frank B. Arms... @ NCSU Brickyard
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
NC State Libraries Frank B. Armstrong Memorial Book Sale @ NCSU Brickyard | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
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7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
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