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Jesse Lipson
Citrix

"Raleigh is a great place to bootstrap a business"

In our new video series, Why Raleigh Works, local business leaders tell us why Raleigh topped their list of places to start or expand their business. The second in the series is an interview with Jesse Lipson, VP & GM of Documents Cloud at Citrix, and founder of Sharefile (acquired by Citrix). Jesse tells the story of why he chose to bootstrap his company in Raleigh. He also explains that being so close to several major universities provides an abundance of highly educated prospective employees. This series will continue with more of Raleigh’s business leaders from all industry sectors.

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

 

D. O'Hara Macken
Ipreo

"Raleigh is on the map"

In our new video series, Why Raleigh Works, local business leaders tell us why Raleigh topped their list of places to start or expand their business. Raleigh “is mature enough to be producing the talent that we are looking for” – D. O’Hara Macken, IPREO’s EVP & Managing Director of Global Products & Applications, explains why having an office in downtown Raleigh works for the global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions. The company enjoys Raleigh’s innovative and entrepreneurial environment, and credits Raleigh’s great quality of life for its ability to attract and retain top-notch employees.

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

 

Midtown Raleigh has so much to offer from great housing options to an infrastructure that supports local businesses. Property values are on the rise with the average home value at $425,000. Local residents of midtown are well educated with 59% holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Come check out all that Midtown Raleigh has to offer.

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When complete, the luxury apartment tower SkyHouse Raleigh will have 320 residential units with 5,533 sq. ft. of retail space and will top out at 23 stories.

Raleigh is a 21st century city of innovation focusing on environmental, cultural and economic stability. In recent years, the Raleigh City Council has worked hard to implement changes that will promote economic development. In 2012, the city hired its first ever Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, Derrick Minor. Economic Development Manager James Sauls came onboard in 2013 to provide leadership and direction for a comprehensive approach to economic development in Raleigh. During a retreat in January 2014, the Raleigh City Council took the first steps in a strategic planning process by identifying several strategic focus areas, including transportation and transit, and economic development and innovation.

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