Economic and Community Development

City of Raleigh Urban Design Center
The Urban Design Center is a program of the city of Raleigh, designed to apply an interactive, design-centered approach to planning issues in the city. The center’s priority is to update the downtown plan, with a focus on enhancing the walkable community of Raleigh through various design opportunities.

Urban Design Center 
220 Fayetteville St.
Briggs Building, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.996.4640
www.raleighnc.gov/urbandesign


Downtown Raleigh Alliance
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is a nonprofit leadership organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Raleigh. Downtown Raleigh encompasses an area of 110 blocks, including five districts— Fayetteville Street, Moore Square, Glenwood South, Warehouse, and Capital District.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance
120 S. Wilmington St., Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.832.1231
www.godowntownraleigh.org


North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
By using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and interdependent strategy, the institute strives to increase productive outcomes for groups with limited resources. The institute’s technical support, research, and information activities are structured to foster business, community, and educational/leadership development.

NCIMED 
114 W. Parrish St.
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889
www.ncimed.com


North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center
North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center is a partnership program between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency. The center provides technical and financial assistance to existing and emerging minority businesses across North Carolina.

North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center
114 W. Parrish St.
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889
www.mbec-nc.com


North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus
Centennial Campus opened in 1988 and is the first of its kind in the nation. Centennial Campus is North Carolina State University’s vision of the future. It is a research and advanced technology community where university, industry, and government partners interact in multidisciplinary programs directed toward the solution of contemporary problems. This “technopolis” consists of multi-disciplinary neighborhoods, with university, corporate, and government facilities intertwined. A middle school, residential housing, executive conference center and hotel, golf course, town center, and recreational amenities will weave the campus into a true interactive community. This 1,334-acre campus is home to 73 NC State research centers, institutes, laboratories, and department units. Existing tenants include NCSU’s College of Textiles, the Regional Forecast Office for the NOAA National Weather Service, and ABB Inc. among various others.

Centennial Campus Partnership Office
1021 Main Campus Dr.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
919.515.7036
www.centennial.ncsu.edu


Raleigh Area Development Authority

The Raleigh City Council and Southeast Raleigh Assembly created the Raleigh Area Development Authority to support economic growth in southeast Raleigh and other areas of the city in need of economic revitalization. Its mandate is to achieve this by providing real estate and business development loans and investments that facilitate growth in the area.

Raleigh Area Development Authority
4030 Wake Forest Road, Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.807.8400
www.rada-nc.com


Raleigh Economic Development
Raleigh Economic Development is a partnership between the city of Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. The primary purpose of the program is to support job creation and capital investment in Raleigh by working closely with companies, site selection consultants, and real estate professionals.

Raleigh Economic Development
800 S. Salisbury St.
PO Box 2978
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.664.7049
www.raleigh4u.com


Southeast Raleigh Assembly

As part of the Southeast Raleigh Economic Development Strategy, the Raleigh City Council approved a new organizational structure in March 2001, known as the Southeast Raleigh Assembly, to ensure that economic development initiatives include participation by key stakeholders and community representatives. The assembly, based on a report prepared by Hammer Siler George Associates, is intended to concentrate on long-term economic development.

Southeast Raleigh Assembly
19 W. Hargett St., Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.747.8420
www.southeastraleigh.org


Wake County Economic Development

Wake County Economic Development, a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is Wake Country’s lead economic development agency. WCED assists businesses with relocation and expansion plans, markets Wake County as one of the best places to live in the country, and provides information on Wake County and its 12 municipalities.

Wake County Economic Development
800 S. Salisbury St.
PO Box 2978
Raleigh, NC 27602
919.664.7048
www.raleigh-wake.org


Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is a partnership program between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center’s mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women of North Carolina through entrepreneurship.

Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
114 W. Parrish St.
PO Box 1331
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889
www.ncimed.com/index.php/client-services/women-business-development 

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