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Great potential seen in Southeast Raleigh

From Staff ReportsJuly 28, 2006 

— A report to be released Monday says Southeast Raleigh is an untapped jewel that can attract residents and businesses.

The report, which took six months and cost $52,000, will be released at a public meeting about Southeast neighborhoods at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall at 222 W. Hargett St. downtown.

The challenge for Southeast, a summary of the report said, is to preserve its history and culture while welcoming young urban professionals and a growing Hispanic population.

Its top recommendation is for the city to market Southeast Raleigh as a sustainable community where jobs are available and infill development is encouraged.

The report said $80 million in potential spending from the Hispanic community leaked out of Wake County because preferred goods were not offered.

Money for the report includes a second phase for leadership and entrepreneurship training.

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