We Are a Community of Innovators

The Innovation Quarter is where a welcoming, diverse community and a unique mixed-use environment spark creativity and collaboration.

Two innovators in Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter discussing their next idea.

Innovation Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC

Innovation Quarter is unique. Its downtown location is the urban backdrop for a culturally diverse and creatively rich community, creating an inviting, collaborative hub where innovators explore personal and professional ambitions.

The Innovation Quarter is an innovation district that brings together multiple facets of life in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area. Its intentionally inclusive environment welcomes all citizens while inspiring innovative thinking and providing resources to actualize creative ideas.

What Makes the Innovation Quarter an Innovation District?

An innovation district is a mixed-use hub of innovation, creativity and economic activity. It’s a densely populated area that encourages connection through proximity. The Innovation Quarter is one of the country’s leading innovation districts. It has successfully fostered an innovation ecosystem that allows startups, growth companies, research and education to live, work, play and thrive. Innovation can’t happen in silos—and the Innovation Quarter is a nexus ripe for collaboration.

Happening this Week in the
Innovation Quarter

Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk

The Winston-Salem HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk is back for its 4th year! Come walk to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and increase education of this important cause. Individuals, teams, clubs and volunteers are…
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Garden Party in Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou

For 30 years Dr. Maya Angelou inspired generations of Wake Forest students to become better writers, thinkers and citizens. She frequently enjoyed “garden parties” with friends and family in her own backyard.…
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M&M Americana

Kick off your week with M&M Americana food truck! From fried okra and pimento cheese to BLT’s and burgers, come get your comfort food fix. Be sure to ask about the soup…
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Cost Varies

Lease or Build in the Innovation Quarter

Whether you’re an established company or a fledgling start-up, the Innovation Quarter is a place for you to thrive. From developmental spaces and workspaces to suit all sizes to residential and recreational amenities for you and your employees, any company can grow in the Innovation Quarter’s growing innovation district.

Lab space at Innovation Quarter

Office and Lab

Space options range from private offices to 3,000-square-foot suites. For larger and growing companies, 5,000-20,000-square-foot suites are also available.

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Coworking Spaces

Intentional spaces set aside for businesses that may need something smaller yet desire the same vibrant, innovative environment as larger businesses.

Cashing out at the Butcher's Block


Support for a budding ecosystem of restaurants, retail and service companies.

Link Apartments


From renovated factories and historic buildings to state-of-the-art constructions with the latest amenities, there’s a loft, apartment or condominium to fit every lifestyle.

Development site at Innovation Quarter

Development Sites

Sixty acres of development opportunities, including 28 shovel-ready acres in a prime location, available for your company to make its mark.

Michael Suggs is President of the Goler Community Development Center in Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter.

Tenant Directory

Explore all the Innovation Quarter has to offer and meet the variety of real-life people—entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, students and artists—who call this place home.