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Category: Economic Development

Support Work Ready Forsyth in the New Year

Winston Talent The economy is steadily growing, both locally and nationally. Unemployment is low. These are great traits for a city to boast about; unfortunately, they only tell half the story. Employment rates only consider those in the population that are employed or actively searching for a job while neglecting to represent those that have… Read More »

First Orangetheory Fitness Studio Opens in Winston-Salem Dec. 18

Member News from OrangeTheory Fitness At a time when many people are starting to think about New Years’ Resolutions, a national chain is breaking into the Winston-Salem market. Orangetheory Fitness Winston-Salem officially opens its doors in the Thruway shopping center with a community celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 18, which includes a ribbon cutting ceremony with… Read More »

Forbes.com Includes Winston-Salem in the 14 Best Places to Travel in the U.S.

Member News from Visit Winston-Salem The holidays arrived a bit early for Winston-Salem. Forbes.com included Winston-Salem in the feature “Where To Go Next: 14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019.” The prominent feature highlights local attractions and festivals including, Artivity on the Green, National Black Theatre Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem Open,… Read More »

WSSU Achieves National Top-10 Ranking in Social Mobility

WSSU ranks no. 7 in the nation on the 2018 Social Mobility Index, which ranks universities based on how effectively they enroll and graduate students. For the fifth consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been named one of the top universities in the nation for providing the best opportunities for underserved students. WSSU is… Read More »

Closure Countdown: Alternative Transportation

Business 40 closes on November 17. Stakeholders in the Business 40 Improvement Project are urging companies and individuals to examine alternative methods of transportation to mitigate traffic during the closure. Here are the options you can consider from PART-the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation. With approximately 80,000 vehicles traveling Business 40 on a daily basis,… Read More »

Opportunity Zone Funds

A Chance to Unlock Unrealized Capital Gains and Invest Where It’s Needed You may have heard the term “Opportunity Zones” and wondered what that means for property investors. Opportunity Zones are designed to drive investment money to certain geographic areas — and they offer investors significant tax benefits for doing so. Here in Winston-Salem, thanks… Read More »


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