Category: Economic Development

Q3 Quarterly Report

Creating meaningful economic and community development momentum requires a comprehensive approach. Forsyth County businesses have the right formula to make this happen. This quarter brought some “wins” across the board in economic development, entrepreneurship, talent and workforce development, and more. We welcomed a new headquarters with Nature’s Value and celebrated a local expansion with Garner… Read More »

Applications Now Open for MBE Grants

The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Grant fund is now open for applications for the 2021 round of funding. The MBE Grant fund launched last year with the goal of assisting Black and Latinx-owned small businesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County with COVID-19 recovery. The fund provides businesses with up to $25,000 and is focused on… Read More »

Tech Talent Recruitment Fund

A new initiative in Forsyth County encourages the recruitment and retention of tech talent. Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s Tech Talent Recruitment Fund offers disbursements for net new hires and will be paid directly to companies. Companies may utilize these funds to finance recruitment efforts or staffing services, as direct payments or bonuses to new hires, for… Read More »

National Manufacturing Day

Highlighting Winston-Salem and Forsyth County’s Successes in Manufacturing in 2021 October 1 is National Manufacturing Day, a celebration of the manufacturing industry and its workforce development and education pipeline that supports economic and job growth in communities around the country. In honor of National Manufacturing Day, we are taking a look back at Winston-Salem and… Read More »

WSPR Fund Seeks to Invest in Promising Startups

Winston-Salem Partners Roundtable Fund is now accepting applications from early-stage companies to help accelerate their growth  The Winston-Salem Partners Roundtable (WSPR) Fund is announcing that its application for funding is now live. The fund is looking for companies that are seeking seed-level investments, which will typically range from $100,000 and $300,000 but have the potential to be larger.   Companies must be based in or committed to relocating to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to be eligible. The fund… Read More »

Meet the Semi-Finalists for The Come Up, an Accelerator Focused on Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

Approximately twenty entrepreneurs have been named as semifinalists for The Come Up, an industry-agnostic startup accelerator for Black and Brown founders. The accelerator is an expansion of Flywheel Foundation’s early-stage investment program, New Ventures, in partnership with HUSTLE Winston-Salem. The program offers a world-class curriculum, investors, subject matter experts, and mentors who know what it’s like to build a… Read More »

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