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Category: Economic Development

Smith Reynolds Airport Contributes $815 Million, 3,665 Jobs to Local Economy

Smith Reynolds Airport has an $815 million impact on the local economy and supports 3,665 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 aerospace assets. The report was created as a guide for… Read More »

NC Named State of the Year by Business Facilities

North Carolina has been named the State of the Year for 2020 by Business Facilities, a publication covering economic development and site selection around the country and internationally. The top honor was due in part to North Carolina’s high rankings in a number of Business Facilities’ state rankings categories, in which NC was number 10… Read More »

Arts Council Announces Over $400,000 in COVID Relief Funding for Local Arts Organizations

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County has announced more than $400,000 in “NC CARES for Arts” awards to 21 arts and cultural organizations based in Forsyth County.  The funding is part of the state’s spending plan for funds received under provisions of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed… Read More »

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 »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Supports the RESTAURANTS Act

As a business organization, we have to demand more action on behalf of our restaurants and bars. Greater Winston Salem, Inc. has supported The RESTAURANT Act 2020 (Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed To Survive) since its first iteration in Congress. Without additional assistance, many restaurants and bars will close permanently, and… 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 »


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