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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.


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Why Raleigh Works - Interview Series



Justin Miller

"We are able to operate with equal or greater
talent supply at a fraction of the cost"

People are drawn to Raleigh for many reasons – lower cost of living, higher quality of life, arts and culture, education, proximity to the beach and mountains. The list goes on and on. However, when deciding where to start or expand a business, there are many other factors to take into consideration.

Over the past several years, Raleigh’s innovation and startup ecosystem has seen tremendous growth. The City’s Business Assistance Program and a vast network of incubators and accelerators provide resources and connections for area startups and innovators. Raleigh has all the resources needed to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential.

“We are able to operate with equal or greater talent supply at a fraction of the cost” – Justin Miller, CEO & Co-Founder of WedPics, explains why his photo-sharing business is thriving in Raleigh. Justin shares his story of why Raleigh is an efficient place to conduct his business, and adds that Raleigh cares about the small companies just as much as the larger ones. He also credits Raleigh’s low cost of living and abundance of things to do with keeping talented people in the area.

Watch the videos to see why Raleigh works for local businesses.

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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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