Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. works to develop a vibrant, thriving community that’s good for business growth and sustainability. With focus areas in economic development, talent recruitment and retention, career-readiness, and advocacy, our initiatives are designed to help business and community grow.

Together for Economic Development

Growing the economic prosperity of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has been a part of our history for more than 135 years. Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. was built on the legacy of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and Winston-Salem Business, Inc.

We are and always have been focused on helping local businesses – because when business succeeds, the community thrives. If you are already a member, we thank you greatly. If you are not yet a member, please join us to help improve your business and make Winston-Salem and Forsyth County a stronger community.

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Our Mission

To initiate, influence, engage and empower community leadership to create economic growth and prosperity for all. 

Core Values


We Lead.

We are committed to convening a diverse group of people with vision and an unwavering passion to create a better future.

We Innovate.

We think big and understand risk-taking is essential for progress.

We Pursue Excellence.

We embrace the idea of continuous improvement and are never satisfied with the status quo.

We Uphold Integrity.

We are accountable to our team, our members, and our community and work to maintain our legacy of bettering all.

Statement on Racial Injustice

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. stands with all Black community members affected by systemic racism and injustice. Everyone has the right to be safe and be heard. We are proud of the Winston-Salem community’s peaceful dialogue, and know that together, we will create a better future for all. Greater Winston Salem, Inc. is committed to building a greater Winston-Salem for everyone. 

Our Team

The work of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is a collaborative effort for and by the community. In addition to our numerous partners, investors, and members, we convene a variety of perspectives through committees including Government Affairs, Winston Under 40, and Education and Workforce Development. Our initiatives are guided by a volunteer Board. Do you have a question or would you like to connect with us? Reach out to our staff. We would love to hear from you!

Our Work

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is committed to executing our vision of creating a better future for all by advancing economic development and opportunity in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Whether you are seeking a location for your company, looking to grow or start a local business, or ready to put down roots here, Winston-Salem is where it starts.

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