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Author: Ethanie Good

21 Businesses Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants through the Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program

The Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program has distributed a total of $229,000 in COVID-19 relief funding to 21 Black- and Latinx-Owned local small businesses. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) grant fund was launched in October and was designed to assist with business success, job retention, and job creation for Black and Latino-owned businesses during the… Read More »

Enhancing Workforce and Talent Development through Internships

Internships are an important aspect of learning outside the classroom. They offer valuable real-world experience for students, allowing them to explore different career paths and learn job responsibilities. They can also be extremely beneficial for your business – enhancing community connections and bringing fresh perspectives to your company.   Last school year, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc announced an internship program for WS/FCS… Read More »

Regional Leaders Unite, Establish #TriadTogether Challenge to Support Local Businesses

Business, community and economic development leaders from across the region united today to launch the #TriadTogether Challenge, urging friends and neighbors to spend more where it impacts more—in small businesses and restaurants in our community. “The No. 1 most important economic development strategy right now is to support our local businesses,” said Stan Kelly, President &… Read More »

State of the Economy

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. hosted a virtual panel discussion featuring three leading economic development experts in the region, state, and country:   Stan Kelly, President and CEO of the Piedmont Triad Partnership Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of NC  Dariel Curren, Executive Vice President of Development Counsellors International  Regional Perspective  Stan Kelly, President and CEO of the Piedmont Triad Partnership  The Piedmont… Read More »

Two Local Startups Receive NC TECH Awards

Two local startups, Shyft Auto and Swipe.By, have been named among the Top 10 Startups to Watch in the 2020 NC TECH Awards. This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for their achievement, innovation and leadership throughout the year. After a nomination period earlier this year, finalists and winners were chosen in a two-stage… Read More »

Winston-Salem Debuts on 2020 Americas Best Places to Live Ranking

Winston-Salem has ranked for the first time on Livability’s list of Best Places to Live – a national list comprised of the top 100 American cities out of about 1,000 that are considered. The ranking includes factors like demographics, the economy, health, housing, and education. This year as the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic, Livability… Read More »


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