Community & Economic Development

Economic & Workforce Development

Forsyth County boasts a supportive business environment, talented workforce, and premium sites and infrastructure that will allow any company to succeed. The Community & Economic Development department and its partners provide strategic support, funding and services that foster success and grow the wealth of its businesses and citizens.

Greater Winston Salem Inc.

We would love for you to locate and expand your business in Forsyth County.  The County contracts with Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. to assist companies with relocating or growing within our community.  Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. is dedicated to making Forsyth County the best place to do business.  If you are interested in locating or expanding your business in Forsyth County, please connect with our economic development partners at Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

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Forsyth County’s Economic Development Snapshot Fiscal Year 2021

Total education award recipients

certificates, 2yr-4yr degrees and post-graduate degrees


Working age population


Median household income

Largest Employment sectors

healthcare, construction, education, accommodation & food services, retail trade

Highest wage sectors

Utilities, management, finance

Fastest growing sectors

Arts, healthcare, education

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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
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Ieisha Carter

ARPA Administrator

Fair Housing Statment

Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

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Community & Economic Development

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
  • Email: Contact Us