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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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Real Estate Partner Series: Residential Real Estate Pivots in Time of COVID-19

Guest Writer: Lee Branscome, Corporate Services ManagerAllen Tate Relocation and Corporate Services The market is positioned for steady recovery, price appreciation through 2021 While real estate was deemed an essential business for the past six weeks under North Carolina’s stay… Read more >

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Navigating Recovery with Data

Guest Writer: Mike Hogan, RTI International The coronavirus has had a profound impact on North Carolina’s economy – it is among the hardest hit states by the economic downturn currently ranking fifth nationally in number of jobs lost according to WalletHub[1]. Employees in resta… Read more >

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COVID-19 Employment Resources: What Past Economic Downturns Can Teach Jobseekers during COVID-19

Guest Writer: Joyce Fang, Marketing Manager, Vaco In a four-week period, jobless claims reached 22 million. This effectively means that, in one month, the US labor market has erased the 21.5 million jobs created since the financial crisis of 2007 – 2009. North Carolina is an unfortuna… Read more >

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Responding to COVID-19: A DEI Centered Approach

By Noor Bokhari, Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Program Coordinator As we navigate COVID-19, it is critical that we continue to support our diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts in businesses. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance notes that more than 2 million Asian Americans… Read more >

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COVID-19 Employment Resources: 6 Tips for Online Interviewing

Guest Writer: Duke University Career Center Pivoting from an in-person interview to an online interview from the comforts of your own home can bring a new set of challenges and preparation. How do you prepare your technology? What about your background? And oh, there is no handshake so, how… Read more >

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Responding to COVID-19: A DEI Centered Approach

By Noor Bokhari, Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Program Coordinator As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, it is critical that we continue to support our diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts in businesses. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance notes that more than 2 million Asia… Read more >

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How you can use the Raleigh Chamber COVID-19 Response Website

Information and communication are two of the most valuable resources when it comes to navigating and fighting a global pandemic. The only potential barrier to those resources is knowing how and where to access the information you are looking for. Over the last month, the Raleigh Chamber piv… Read more >

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COVID-19 Employment Resources: What Past Economic Downturns can teach Businesses during COVID-19

Guest Writer: Joyce Fang, Marketing Manager, Vaco During every economic downturn, two types of companies emerge. The first focuses on aggressively cost cutting, while the latter deploys a high spend strategy to acquire new technologies and undervalued talent. Rather than committing to one … Read more >

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Bandwidth’s announcement means long-lasting impact on Wake County

By: Michael Haley, Executive Director Bandwidth Inc. (NASDAQ: BAND), has announced a major expansion of its Raleigh, North Carolina operation. Bandwidth has designated Raleigh as its corporate headquarters and will expand operations in Wake County by adding 1,165 jobs and generate more than… Read more >

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Tide Loads of Hope Powered by Tide Cleaners Helps Lighten the Load for Raleigh Front-Line Responders

Front-line responders are putting their safety on the line every day to ensure the health and well-being of the Raleigh community during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. In an uncertain time, Tide Cleaners hopes to provide the certainty of clean clothes to the community in an effort to help th… Read more >