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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 - Sweet T Salon

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

Raleigh Economic Development Manager

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Luther Williams

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Taylor Floyd

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Raleigh4u Well then, the next power broker breakfast is on me! @WillFanBase: @Raleigh4u by the way, keeping the company in Raleigh :)
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DerrickMinor @WillFanBase new tagline? Perhaps to attract folks that just hate having a case of the Mondays?
DerrickMinor @DejaNEWRaleigh are there height restrictions in the HOD, and if so, can exemptions be obtained? @NewRaleigh @RaleighPlanning
DerrickMinor RT @HQRaleigh: The @citrixaccel deadline on 9/2 is quickly approaching! Take the long weekend to finish that application: http://t.co/KvfoQ
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DerrickMinor Loving these brainstorm notes for the upcoming @InnovateRaleigh Summit & Startup Crawl. It will be awesome! #startups http://t.co/ipjO7eNBd7