IRV Day 2 - Mayors Reception

IRV Day 2 - Mayors Reception
IRV Day 2 - Mayors Reception
IRV Day 2 - Mayors Reception

“There are many great things happening in Raleigh,” said Corey Branch, Pro Tempore Mayor of Raleigh, during the Mayors Reception on September 24.

The Mayors Reception concluded the second day of the Inter-Regional Visit, sponsored by Principle Advantage, at the City of Raleigh (COR) museum downtown. The COR museum was established in 1993 to preserve Raleigh’s’ history for the future.

Pro Tempore Mayor Branch delivered an engaging speech to the audience, welcoming and thanking them for their time. “The research triangle park traces its origin back several decades and has since created North Americas largest research park,” said Branch. He discussed the proud history of Raleigh where bold ideas flourish, the economy is booming, and talented individuals make up the growing workforce. 

Since 2005, downtown Raleigh has seen more than $3 billion worth of developments completed, adding new convention centers, office spaces, and more to the region. The economy of Raleigh is thriving, producing more than 81 new and expanding job announcement opportunities in 2019 alone, with an expected growth in Raleigh’s transportation system. 

“We support those that are growing here,” said Branch. The city supports local business and boasts the growth of their region thanks to local and new businesses, construction and project expansions. 

Following Branch’s remarks, Dr. Richard (Rick) West, Mayor of Chesapeake delivered closing comments summarizing the IRV’s second day. “Innovation, inclusion, and diversity are a common theme wherever we go throughout the IRV,” said West.

Tomorrow the IRV will conclude in Durham and the Triangle. Check back in tomorrow to learn more.

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