TO DOWNTOWN RALEIGH
Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Downtown Raleigh is transforming itself into a go-to destination for workers, visitors and residents, and serves as a major employment, cultural and residential center for the region.
Raleigh’s Central Business District (CBD) has benefited from over $2.75 billion in development activity since 2005, and another $1.1 billion is currently in the development pipeline. Projects have included residential developments, a new convention center, office buildings, entertainment venues, retail space, hotels and restaurants.
► 45,000 workers in Downtown
► 11,500 more workers projected from 2015 - 2030
► 150+ Downtown restaurants
► Home to museums, festivals, music venues and art galleries
► 33% increase in Downtown visitors over the past decade
► 15% increase in hotel occupancy since 2013
► 1+ million people attended outdoor festivals in 2016
► Home to the World of Bluegrass Festival