Greater Winston-Salem: Where Success Starts

Greater Winston-Salem is proud to be home to an ever-growing community of diverse and innovative businesses. Whether you are just getting started or expanding your company to new territory, Winston-Salem has the resources and community ready to support you.

Entrepreneurs and business leaders across industries see their businesses and workforce thrive in Winston-Salem. Here are some of their stories.


Serial entrepreneurs Brian Platz and Andrew Filipowski are seeing their latest venture take off, thanks to Winston-Salem’s ample resources that they say can amplify anyone’s business potential.

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Javara is a clinical research startup that thrives among Winston-Salem’s world-class healthcare industry, fostering opportunities for collaboration. They currently serve 5 million patients a year from their headquarters in the Innovation Quarter.

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Bill Harmon

Horizon Strategies

Business advantages in Winston-Salem have helped Army veteran-turned-entrepreneur Bill Harmon find success with his startup venture, Horizon Strategies, which recently was awarded one of the military’s largest prime contracts.

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Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Research and innovation are at the heart of Wake Forest Baptist’s work. The county’s largest employer, it employs more than 19,000 people systemwide.

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John Davenport, Jr. has built his traffic engineering company from a home office in his kitchen to a leading firm with offices throughout the Southeast.

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Flow Automotive

When Flow Automotive had the opportunity to reimagine a downtown Winston-Salem office tower as its new regional headquarters, CEO Don Flow saw the potential to bring in collaborators across the community to build something much more.

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La Tortilleria

Winston-Salem’s prime location between East Coast metro areas and its business-friendly environment have helped the Calhoun brothers grow their tortilla business into a major Hispanic food distributor.

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