Winston-Salem is where it starts

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County stand out when it comes to looking for your next place to locate. This growing metro is located in the heart of the Carolina Core with easy access to destinations throughout the Southeast. Its walkable downtown features a mix of innovation and historic charm where you can find local businesses, restaurants, and breweries to enjoy. The Innovation Quarter, one of the world’s leading innovation districts, is home to cutting-edge research, educational institutions, and more than 90 companies, with future development imminent. Our economy is favorable for companies from large headquarters to new startups; in one of the best states for business, Winston-Salem’s low cost of living is a major advantage.

Economy & Employment


Best City to Start a Small Business

ZenBusiness 2020


City for Small Business Growth

WalletHub 2019


Best City for Women in Tech

Magnify Money 2021


City that Gained the Most Workers in 2020

McKinsey Global Institute 2021


Best City to Work from Home

Apartment Guide 2021


Best City for Remote Workers

Finance Buzz 2020

Cost of Living


Best City for First-Time Homebuyers

Livability 2019


Most Affordable Downtown in the U.S.

MSN Money 2019


Top Real Estate Market

Realtor.com 2020



Safest Place to Live

US News & World Report 2021


HBCU for Social Mobility

Winston-Salem State University |  CollegeNET 2020


Best University

Wake Forest University |  US News & World Report 2021

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