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Category: Economic Development

MBE Grants Awarded to 21 Businesses

 In the 2022 cycle of the MBE Grant program, the Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee has distributed a total of $223,000 in funding to 21 locally-owned small businesses. The MBE Grant fund was established in 2020 through private donations to promote sustained economic recovery from the pandemic and job retention for Black and Latinx-Owned small businesses in… Read More »

WFU Center for Entrepreneurship Wins National Innovation Award

Wake Forest’s Entrepreneurship Center startups have been recognized on Shark Tank and featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list. Now a Wake Forest teaching method that helps students discover their best startup ideas, called IDEATE, has earned a national innovation award.  The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) awarded the 2023 Excellence in… Read More »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Announces New Roles for Two Team Members

As Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. continues to impact local workforce and economic development, it is announcing new staff roles for two team members.   Alesia Hilton, who has served as the Director of Internship Programs since 2021, has been named the Director of Career Readiness. Since joining Greater Winston-Salem, Inc., Alesia has led the creation and development… Read More »

Innovation Quarter Announces Head of Biotech and Life Sciences Ecosystem Development

Isaac Perry to serve on leadership teams of Innovation Quarter and Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. to develop and expand life science sector in Winston-Salem The Innovation Quarter today announced the addition of Isaac Perry as Head of Biotech and Life Science Ecosystem Development. The Innovation Quarter is working in collaboration with Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. to develop… Read More »

2023 Edition of Industry & Community Insights Now Available

Greater Winston-Salem Industry & Community Insights, our annual print and digital publication, is out now for 2023! This community and business resource encourages business investment, talent recruitment, and relocation while promoting our region’s quality of life. We work with Livability Media to produce a high-quality print magazine, a user-friendly digital magazine and engaging content on… Read More »

Smith Reynolds is the Leading General Aviation Airport in NC

Smith Reynolds Airport is the state’s leading general aviation airport for economic impact, generating $894 million of economic impact on the local economy and supporting 3,160 jobs, according to a new report from the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division.  The North Carolina: The State of Aviation report shows the economic impact of the state’s 72 publicly-owned airports and their related aviation and… Read More »


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