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
Aug
17
Fri
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 17 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
7:30 pm Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This[...]
8:00 pm Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Sister Act @ Raleigh Little Theatre - Cantey V. Sutton Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come see a lively performance based on the popular movie! Sister Act is part of the RLT Sutton Series. About the show – When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in[...]
Aug
18
Sat
all-day Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week... @ Participating Restaurants
Aug 18 all-day
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week August 13-19, 2018 @ Participating Restaurants | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another delicious chance to check out all the amazing restaurants Downtown Raleigh has to offer during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant week! Select restaurants will offer special menus for dinner and a few will[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Aug 18 @ 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[...]