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Intracity Visit 2021: Context Materials

In June 2021, the Chamber hosted an Intracity Visit. Rather than traveling to explore another place like we do at our biannual Intercity Visit, this two-day event focused on our own city — specifically east Greensboro.

Approximately 100 business and civic leaders learned more deeply about their own community through tours, interactive presentations, community visioning discussions and social connection.

Topics included economic recovery and growth post-COVID and historic and ongoing barriers to economic prosperity in east Greensboro, among others. Click here to see the itinerary.

Based on feedback from participants, we identified three areas of focus to tackle as a community: workforce training and education, transportation and minority business support and advocacy.

We challenge business leaders to get involved in these three ways:

1. Commit to getting your business involved with Guilford County Schools and a CTE Academy

To learn more, contact:

Dr. Eboni C. Chillis
Interim Chief Innovation Officer
Executive Director of Career and Technical Education



Tour a CTE Academy

To schedule, contact:

Nancy Cross
Director of Career and Technical Education


2. Commit to making intentional introductions between local minority-owned businesses and companies you know

3. Commit to increasing your own supplier diversity

A great starting point for numbers 2-3 is Accelerate Greensboro, the Chamber’s minority business accelerator. Learn more about our portfolio companies here.

For more information on Accelerate Greensboro, contact:

Niketa Greene
Vice President, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion

Workforce Development

GuilfordWorks –                  Chris Rivera


Guilford County Schools – Dr. Sharon Contreras

Business/Industry Partnership Guide

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Historic & Present-Day Context

Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Ecosystem – Dr. Jason Caldwell


VIDEO: Equity & Capital

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East Greensboro Map

VIDEO: GSO2040 Plan

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TED Talk: Why the “wrong side of the tracks” is usually the east side

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About #InvestEast

#InvestEast is an initiative spearheaded by East Greensboro NOW, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greensboro to help foster investment in the future of East Greensboro.

East Greensboro is brimming with possibilities and poised for growth and development. It has a diverse housing stock, offers more opportunity than any other section of Greensboro and has a vibrant quality of life.

Annual Report




Targeted Investment Areas

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Historic Resources Inventory

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Budget Balancing Act

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Circle of Champions


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