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
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Apr 23 @ 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[...]
Apr
24
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]
Apr
25
Thu
6:00 pm LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have teamed up to present a series of sunset concerts by the beautiful Lake Raleigh. These free outdoor events will feature an amazing lineup of musicians – join us[...]
May
1
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]
May
3
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]