This one I look for every year. I’m interested to see how the makeup of downtown office workers are changing, if at all.
For decades (centuries?), downtown Raleigh has been a government town. In the 2015 report, government workers made up more than half of the downtown workforce. In the 2016 report, the needle moved below 50%.
However, the recent report uses 2014 numbers to show a share of 42%. The graphics are shown above.
The change seems to be a bit dramatic year-to-year but the difference in sources may play a factor. Growth in STEM seems to be the hot selling point these days and the report plays right into Raleigh’s growth in those areas.
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