Economic Benefits

Last updated Aug. 28, 2017 - 4:41 pm

The City of Raleigh values, seeks and fosters economic development opportunities that recruit and grow environmentally conscious industries and businesses while promoting sustainable practices and reducing negative impacts on the environment.

Smart Grid Hub

Smart Grid Hub

Home to numerous smart grid companies, the Research Triangle Area is driving innovation and utilizing its talented workforce and impressive set of industry resources to ensure Raleigh's growing demand for affordable, renewable, and reliable electricity is met.

Smart Grid is a modernized electrical grid that uses information and communications technology to gather and act on information to improve efficiency, reliability, economics and sustainability in the production and distribution of energy.

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Built in 2008 and certified LEED Silver, Raleigh's Convention Center has been a remarkable resource for attracting business while remaining an environmentally responsible member of the global community.

Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership

The City of Raleigh has incorporated the concepts of Total Cost of Ownership and Life Cycle Cost Analysis into its purchasing plan, allowing for a more sustainable and cost effective budget process.

Clean Cities' Alternative Fuels Resources

Small Business

Small Business

As part of its mission to develop and foster healthy economic growth and diversity, the City of Raleigh seeks to expand its base of small and minority owned businesses. Resources are available for those seeking small business assistance.

Green Building Training Series


The City of Raleigh's Office of Sustainability funded its Green Building Training Series through the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly referred to as the stimulus package.

Classes were offered in partnership with Wake Technical Community College and the North Carolina Solar Center. Wake Tech continues to offer many of these courses through its Green Jobs training program.

Many thanks to all the participants, instructors and partners who made the Green Building Training program such a success!

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