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Greater Winston-Salem: Industry & Community Insights

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is excited to announce the 2022 publication: Greater Winston-Salem: Industry & Community Insights. This print and digital publication serves as a primary tool for industry and talent attraction. Join us in spreading the word about the many benefits of living and doing business in Winston-Salem! The magazine encourages business investment, talent recruitment… Read More »

SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Ruling

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) granted an immediate stay of a mandate by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to get vaccinated for COVID-19, or test regularly and mask while working.  However, the court ruled that the Biden administration can proceed with a separate vaccine mandate for most healthcare workers in the U.S.   We anticipated these legal challenges and discussed them with you on calls with legislators last year. The rule from… Read More »

HanesBrands Invests $2 Million into HBCUs as Part of Commitment to Creating Opportunity for All

HanesBrands, a global leader in iconic apparel brands, has announced a $2 million investment in three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The four-year partnership involves North Carolina A&T, Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design and Winston-Salem State University. The university partnerships will fund research and offer financial support to students in areas ranging… Read More »

SAS Certification Now Available At Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Tech Community College has added SAS certification to its diverse line-up of IT trainings and degrees. The college recently underwent a rigorous content review and developed a new class to become a SAS Academy, rendering it able to provide the certification. This means that students will be able to learn how to write and… Read More »

WSPR Fund Invests Seed Capital in Three Early-Stage Companies

The Winston-Salem Partners Roundtable (WSPR) Fund makes three initial investments totaling $554,000 The WSPR Fund, an angel group with over 60 members, has closed its initial investments in three Winston-Salem-based early-stage companies totaling $554,000.  In addition to capital, the WSPR Fund is able to provide strategic support to assist early-stage companies as they grow. To… Read More »

MBE Grants Support Economic Growth

The Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee has awarded 17 businesses a total of $219,715 in the 2021 grant cycle for the Minority Business Enterprise Grants. Applicants could apply for funding up to $25,000, with actual award amounts based on the applicant’s requested amount and proposed use of funds. The MBE Grant fund, which launched in 2020, will… Read More »

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