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This is where it starts.

At the heart of North Carolina is a city inspired by industry and driven by innovation – Winston-Salem. The birthplace of R.J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem has strong ties to its rich history in tobacco and textile manufacturing, which are woven seamlessly into the fabric of this future-looking North Carolina city.

Visionary plans have breathed new life into Winston-Salem’s old brick factories and warehouses, which are now home to coworking spaces, breweries, music venues and loft apartments. Reinvention is in our DNA.

At the center of this renaissance is an outsized arts presence and a full-stack entrepreneurial ecosystem, spurred by one of the country’s foremost innovation districts, the Innovation Quarter, focused on biomedical and pharmaceutical R&D and biotechnology. Corporate giants like Hanesbrands, Garner Foods and Inmar Intelligence have built business empires here alongside Collins Aerospace, Caterpillar, Cook Medical, Corning, Deere-Hitachi and scores of other companies that maintain major operations here. Throughout Forsyth County, emerging and established companies alike benefit from low costs, prime available land, and Class A office space, with room to grow in a city that offers prime developable land.

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Economic Development Services

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is the unified voice for business expansion and development in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. We work with area companies of all sizes to help facilitate growth and expansion and to find the perfect location for your growing enterprise.

Here are a few of the ways we can help:

Economic Development Contacts:

Ellis Keifer
Vice President of Economic Development


JT Warren
Economic Development Manager

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