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Raleigh Named a Top 25 U.S. City for Small Business in 2016

Invoice2go has released it’s second annual ranking of the top 25 cities for small business in the U.S. The ranking was determined by looking at the aggregate invoicing data of more than 20,000 businesses across every industry. They looked at the average dollar amount invoiced per … Read more >


Zagat names Raleigh as one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016"

One of the most revered restaurant review sources, , names Raleigh one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016."  Read more > 


HQ Is Marquee Tenant of Historic Capital Club in Downtown Raleigh

Contact:Ilina Ewen, Director of Marketingiewen@hq.community919.632.2915 Raleigh, NC - November 30, 2016- HQ Raleigh, the flagship site of HQ Community, the largest entrepreneurial co-working community in North Carolina, is about to expand its growing footprint, literally and figuratively. H… Read more >

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K4Connect Expands Headquarters in Raleigh

Wake County Economic Development (WCED) and the City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development announced today that K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, has expanded into a new 15,000 square foot space at 5511 Capital Center Drive in Raleigh. Read more >

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Raleigh Named a top 2017 Housing Market

Raleigh has been named a top 2017 housing market by Despite a more moderate housing market overall in 2017, strong local economies and population growth will continue to fuel the nation’s hottest markets, and Raleigh is one of those markets. According to n… Read more >


City to Host Information Sessions on Summer Job Opportunities

Damien Graham, Communications Director  Prepared by: John Boyette Jr., Public Information OfficerFor more information: Robert Jones, Human Resources Department, 919-996-3570 or Nov. 28, 2016 City to Host Information Sessions on Summer Job Opportunities Du… Read more >


Fuquay-Varina Manufacturer Proposes Expansion, Adding New Jobs

One of Fuquay-Varina’s largest employers plans to expand its Fuquay-Varina distribution operations that will bring 40 new jobs to the community by 2021. Bob Barker Company, a leader in manufacturing detention supply equipment is proposing a $4.15 million facility expansion of their Fu… Read more >


North Carolina ranks as the #2 Best State for Business

Forbes released their annual Best States for Business list that measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed in the future. North Carolina came in at number two right behind Utah and is the only state to appear in the top five of the For… Read more >

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Open-data Startup Competition to Catalyze Positive Community and Economic Impact

NC Datapalooza, an open-data startup competition, will take place on Monday, November 14.   It’s an event that brings together coders, designers, entrepreneurs, the public and government to create positive change in the community through the use of open data. After ideation an… Read more >


Bridging the Gap for the African-American Small Business Community

Existing African-American business owners or start-ups in need of capital for businesses can join Council Member Corey Branch and Wake County Commissioner & Chair, James West, for a business networking event and seminar to discuss small business lending and introduce Carolina Small Busin… Read more >