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Our blog discusses everything from economic trends in the area to the assets that make our community so great. If you want a more in-depth look into our community, here's where to find it. 

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Raleigh Chamber COVID-19 Response Website Launched

On Monday, March 23, the Raleigh Chamber launched a Response Raleigh Chamber website to help guide the community during the COVID-19 crisis. They created the site to serve as a central location for helpful information and resources. On it, you can find key information for businesses on the f… Read more >

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Class A Office – Project Demand and Development Activity

By: Morgan Ross, Senior Research Manager  A talented workforce and an unbeatable quality of life continue to draw companies to the Raleigh-Durham area, increasing demand for Class A office space. To help better understand the changing office market, we have analyzed and summarized proj… Read more >

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Needs Your Help

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has quickly responded to the COVID-19 crisis and they need your help to continue the momentum. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has launched the creation of quick-frozen meals to share with children around the region. With plans to distribute about 7,500 meals per wee… Read more >

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UPDATE: Wake County Issues New Restrictions to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

On Sunday afternoon, March 22, Wake County leaders held a press conference in which they outlined new safeguards to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. We are sharing with you the key points of that announcement. We also are providing a list from Wake County of answers to some frequentl… Read more >

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RIoT Webinar Recap: How Technology and Data Combat Pandemics

On Friday, March 20, NC RIoT hosted a webinar focused on "How Technology and Data Combat Pandemics." As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, NC RIoT pulled together a host of incredible speakers who are focused on determining how to predict and prevent world-wide pandemics along with respo… Read more >

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What are the Next Steps for Your Business?

“We truly are all in this together.” As every business plans its next steps to address the impacts of COVID-19, it’s important to remember these words from Mark Beasley. We truly are all in this together.Beasley, CPA, professor, and director of the Enterprise Risk Manage… Read more >

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SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Available to NC Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA customer service representatives will be available… Read more >

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Finding Answers for Your Business in Uncertain Times

“Economic injuries and losses to businesses have just begun and will continue through this crisis. Many small businesses have suffered substantial losses and need financial assistance not otherwise available on reasonable terms.” Those words, written by North Carolina Governor R… Read more >

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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Following are articles, information, and tools you can share with your staff and use for your company. We will continue to update this list as we learn more. What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?What are coronaviruses and COVID-19?How COVID-19 spreadsPeople at risk for serious illness from COVID-… Read more >

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Economic Development February Recap

New and Expanding Metrics since Oct. 1, 2019:      Since Oct. 2019 New & Expanding Company Announcements 59    Jobs 3,167    Investments $285 million A full list of New & Expanding Companies can be down… Read more >