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During the last 30 years, growth in Raleigh, and the surrounding Research Triangle Region, has consistently and significantly outpaced the nation. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, North Carolina’s capital city has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation. It also happens to be a really nice place to live.


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Business Resource Guide

A new Business Resource Guide is available now for all those who need information about starting a new business.

"Small businesses are key to Raleigh's economy, I know first-hand how challenging starting a new business can be. This guide provides the information small business owners need to help make starting or growing their business a success."

- Mayor Nancy McFarlane

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Shop Local Raleigh 

Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, and helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh. As local economist Dr. Michael Walden puts it...

“buying local can be a ‘win-win’ for the retailer and for the economy at large.”

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James Sauls

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Derrick Minor

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Luther Williams

Business Assistance Program Manager

Frank Olafson

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Maria Torres

Business Assistance Specialist

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