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Everyone has a place in Raleigh

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.




Raleigh Startups Map

We built this map to help build connections in Raleigh’s growing startup community. Raleigh has transformed over the last few years into a city that fosters innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship and this map sets out to showcase that transformation. From Technology and Life Sciences, to Design and Consumer Products, Raleigh is expanding quickly across a wide variety of sectors.

Whether you want to explore an industry as a whole, find a specific company, or join the team of one of our growing startups, this map is for you.

Want to know where to start? Here’s a few ways you can use this map:

  • Add your company. This map is designed to showcase our product-based startups and growth companies. Don’t see your company currently listed? Keep our map fresh and submit your information.

  • Find a job. Love to collaborate and create? We're always looking for people to join our innovation community. Use this map to see which of our emerging companies are currently hiring.

  • Explore your surroundings. Discover everything your neighbors and community have to offer.

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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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