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
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7:00 pm Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church | 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[...]
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all-day Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Sep 22 all-day
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The 13th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh and at the Ray Price Harley-Davidson / Triumph dealership on September 22, 23 and 24, 2017. Vendors will[...]
Sep
23
Sat
all-day Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Sep 23 all-day
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The 13th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh and at the Ray Price Harley-Davidson / Triumph dealership on September 22, 23 and 24, 2017. Vendors will[...]
12:00 pm Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hill...
Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hill...
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hillsborough Street @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Live & Local: Roots Fest is a FREE community event on Hillsborough Street celebrating the roots of North Carolina arts and music with two stages, local artists, and local beer. Ike Stubblefield, who has performed[...]
8:00 pm John Pizzarelli Quartet with Cat... @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Cat... @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
In Billie & Blue Eyes, Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats:  Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. This unforgettable evening features[...]