Economic, Business, and Employment COVID-19 Resources

The Office of Economic Development and Innovation commits to supporting Raleigh’s vibrant business community as it responds to the impacts of COVID-19. We are monitoring guidance from federal, state and local public health authorities and resources provided by the State and Federal Government. 

Wake County continues to respond to COVID-19 and has provided additional resources. If you're a local business and are interested in resources to help enforce compliance with safety guidelines:

The City of Raleigh continues to remain operational, but some services are still limited. Visit the City of Raleigh's COVID-19 Response page for more information. 

For Questions Regarding If You Can Be Open for Business call the Department of Revenue 877-252-3052.

Phase 2 Information

  • City offers businesses free temporary permit to extend outdoor seating and dining. Read about requirements and other FAQs
  • Find out more about ABC Commission guidelines for outdoor seating and other state and local government Phase 2 re-opening announcements
  • Raleigh parking meters are back online, payments started June 1. Curbside pickup zones  continue in their current form for the foreseeable future. This is vital to the continued success of downtown businesses.  Learn more

Funding for Small Businesses

Raleigh, Wake County and N.C. Humanities Council are among many groups with programs for small businesses during COVID-19.  

Learn more about these programs


Find Out More About:

  1. Government Information
  2. Business Finances
  3. Health Recommendations for Businesses
  4. General Business Resources
  5. Legal Assistance
  6. Childcare and Employee Support
  7. Curbside Pick-Up Zones for Restaurants
  8. Community Matters
  9. Social Distancing Media Kit

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Return to the City's main COVID-19 Information page.

Small Business Listening Session

Session was held on March 16, 2020



Veronica Creech
Economic Development Director

Rafael Baptista
Sr. Manager of Community Economic Development

Beth Friedrich
Sr. Manager of Community Economic Development

Mark Weldon
Business Retention & Expansion Manager

Main COVID-19 Information page

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