RALEIGH — 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.