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Economy
8:15 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

As Herbalife Opens, Incentive-Makers Learn From Dell Closure

In Dec. 2012, Gov. Beverly Perdue, Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines and other local and state officials gathered at the former Dell Inc. plant on Temple School Road in Winston-Salem to announce that Herbalife would locate its manufacturing plant in Forsyth County.
Credit Keri Brown

A company that makes nutrition protein shakes and other dietary supplements will officially open its plant in Winston-Salem Friday. Herbalife received a large tax incentive package to locate its facilities in the city, and state and local leaders will be watching to make sure the company create jobs.

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Economy
7:40 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Donates Whitaker Park To Redevelopment Group

Developers say the former Whitaker Park cigarette plant will be redeveloped as a mixed-use facility. City leaders say the project could create more than 15,000 new jobs over the next two decades.
Credit Picture courtesy of R.J. Reynolds

One of R.J. Reynolds’ most famous tobacco factories will soon have a new owner. Developers plan to use the site to create more jobs in Winston-Salem.

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Economy
1:00 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Winston-Salem Named Among Top Cities To Live For 35 & Under

Winston-Salem takes the top spot on Vocativ's list for affordable housing.
Credit photo by: mbtphoto (away a lot) via flickr

Winston-Salem has received high rankings for being a great place for retirees to live, but a new report says the Camel City is also a great place for millennials to call home.

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Economy
9:06 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Winston-Salem Will Have More Shopping Downtown: Mast General Store Begins Construction

Mast General Store is going into the bottom two floors of the former Coe Plaza at 516 N. Trade St. in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Sheri Moretz/Mass General Store

A Valle Crucis retailer know for its mountain shopping experience is coming to downtown Winston-Salem.

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Arts
1:40 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

West End Mill Works Welcomes Newest Entrepreneurial Addition - The Olio

The Olio

A new hub is shaping within the City of Arts and Innovation. "An incubator for entrepreneurial ventures and Do-It-Yourself culture," West End Mill Works has been steadily growing and investing in arts, crafts, and creative manufacturing since its first businesses opened in late 2013.

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