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Reports, Publications, and Plans

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance produces several reports on a regular basis that can help new retailers understand the market, learn about new developments, and find data useful for their business planning efforts.

2018 State of Downtown

Provides market trends, population data and projections, data on downtown development, and overviews of everything downtown from arts and restaurants to tourism, green space, the local food movement and much more. Download the 2018 State of Downtown report here.

Economic Development Quarterly Report

Provides information on current and planned developments, food and beverage tax revenue, and other market trends. Download the current Economic Development Quarterly Report here.

Downtown Experience Plan

DRA partnered with the City of Raleigh to produce a 10-year plan (2015-2025) for downtown Raleigh, which calls for more retail, green space, density, transportation, walkability, and many other improvements to our growing downtown. Retail recommendations include recruiting local, authentic retailers and a grocery store, in addition to identifying specific retail corridors and other tools to help incentivize retail in downtown. View the Downtown Experience Plan here.

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information or data, please contact Bill King, Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Planning at (919) 821-6980 or

Planning Raleigh 2030

The comprehensive plan is a major component of the planning process for the city as it guides the long-range, comprehensive decision making process involving primarily physical development and those city actions expected to influence development in the long-term. The comprehensive plan contains goals, objectives, policies and guidelines for growth and redevelopment for the city. Learn more about the process, policies, and actions being recommended for Downtown Raleigh.

In addition to the information on this website, please feel free to contact our economic development staff to discuss any questions or interest in investing in downtown, opening a business, or just learning more about one of the fastest growing downtowns in the country.

Bill King
Sr. Vice President of Planning and Development
(919) 821-6980