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
25
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Apr 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[...]
Apr
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Apr 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,[...]
Apr
27
Thu
6:00 pm Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Featured Class: Intergeneration Clay Workshop Age: 6-11 yrs. Share in the fun of handbuilding with your child! Come to the pottery studio at Pullen and support your child as you both make original ornamental and functional[...]
Apr
28
Fri
7:00 pm Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie S... @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café
Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie S... @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie Series @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café are excited to present the Dinner and a Movie series every Friday in April. Find a seat at one of our dinner tables, or bring a picnic blanket or[...]
8:00 pm Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Ann... @ Sonorous Road Productions
Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Ann... @ Sonorous Road Productions
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Announcement Party @ Sonorous Road Productions | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
We’re SO excited to be announing our 2017-2018 Main Stage Theatre Season! This year’s theme is “Finding Identity” and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! Join us for this FREE and FUN[...]