Winston-Salem Economic Development Services

The Chamber is proud to be a leading force in Winston-Salem’s economic development. We work with area companies of all sizes to help facilitate growth and expansion, bringing new jobs and higher salaries that lead to improved education, stronger infrastructure and a more rewarding lifestyle for everyone.

Winston-Salem economic development is a priority for the Chamber, with services provided in these key areas:

Economic Development Contacts:

Mark Owens
President & CEO

Walter Farabee
Director of Talent Recruitment & Retention

Business Research

The Chamber can provide customized reports offering a wide array of information that you can use to target new customers, discover unique opportunities, identify locations, and more. Regardless of the scope of your project, we can deliver the data you need for your business. Custom reports are also available.

Economic Research Contact:

Walter Farabee
Director of Talent Recruitment & Retention


Population // Population Growth // Projected Population Growth // Population by Race & Ethnicity // Income

Education Attainment

Educational Attainment // Enrollment // High School Dropout Rates // SAT Scores // Expenditures Per Student


Traffic Counts // Commuting Patterns // Travel Time // Migration

The Economy

Local Gross Domestic Product // Largest Employers // Business Expansions // Small Business Data // Layoffs & Closings // Sales Tax Revenues // Agriculture Statistics // International Trade // Taxes, Incentives & Energy Rates



Consumer Spending Habits

Household Goods & Services  // Financial Investments // Retail Goods & Services // Restaurant Market Potential // Healthcare Expenditures

Quality of Life

Cost of Living // Crime Statistics // Poverty Rate // Health Care Accessibility // Community Rankings

Real Estate

Available Buildings & Sites // Housing Permits & Construction // Housing & Office Prices

Labor Force Statistics

Labor Force Size // Labor Costs & Incomes // Unemployment Rates // Labor Force Participation Rate // Industry Employment // Employment Projections // Productivity