Raleigh Rocks for Business
Oh, Raleigh, you rock our worlds. Business is booming in town, the housing market is healthy thanks to the steady population growth, and it never hurts when a national publication like Travel and Leisure proclaims that you’re America’s #9 favorite city. Raleigh is a city full of smart, ambitious, craft beer-loving, glass ceiling-shattering, down-to-earth folks. Networking is easy here, the arts are appreciated, and businesses of all sizes thrive. Major corporations are constantly moving to the Raleigh metro area, too.
Generally, we write about things that are specific to our services of web development, graphic design, e-commerce, and other such marketing services. But this week we got to thinking. We know of so many companies and individuals in Raleigh that really are examples of what the hype is all about. This is truly a great city for corporate growth or entrepreneurship, and Raleigh deserves a shout-out.
A Look at Why Raleigh is Special
Raleigh is great for networking! Networking is a key ingredient for any type of business and any career. Check out meet-ups like Creative Mornings hosted by CAM Raleigh where all are welcome, the speakers are top-notch, and the inspiration will get you motivated. All while chatting over coffee and baked goods with the movers and shakers in town. Big brains, caffeine, and a beautiful contemporary art museum – perfection!
Raleigh also has no shortage of great associations and organizations full of resources and professionals for every industry you can think of. NC Center for Nonprofits is a must for charities, for example. And there are great nonprofits to support to “pay it forward” and be invested in the community.
The area is also a very frequent host of conferences for everything you can think of with its great venues. The opportunity to learn is at your fingertips here.
Downtown Raleigh is booming. Growth is rampant. Businesses are hiring, and the city has done a great job of cultivating a setting that also appeals to professionals in their time off the clock. The arts have a solid place here. North Carolina has become a haven for craft breweries and the Triangle has tons of truly great independently-owned restaurants and bars.
People move here and want to stay. Work-life is balanced by having the ability to leave the office and grab a top-notch pint at Raleigh Brewing Company or a tasty cocktail creation at William & Co or catch a show at one of our great music venues.
After a Hard Week’s Hustle
The Triangle’s residents seem to all really grasp the fact that investing in the local community is part of why we thrive. “Shop local” is a movement that people believe in – just check out Shop Local Raleigh to see! It’s a great resource for local businesses to both find and give support that strengthens “the big picture” of community.
So even in our down time, we are investing in our own professional world by supporting growth, even in small ways that collectively have a big impact.
When we log off at the end of the day on Fridays and give each week a quick reflection, we are constantly impressed by the people we have heard from: Raleigh’s do-gooders, growers, dreamers.