Development Sites

land available along research parkway

Land for New Development in the Innovation Quarter

Place your company in a unique knowledge community with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit and vibrant downtown. More than 60 developable acres, including 28 shovel-ready acres in the next phase, are primed for new development. It’s a blank slate for your company. Creativity is your only limitation. Develop something new for your business, surrounded by a vibrant innovation community. Infrastructure is already in place to help jumpstart future development.

Available Space and Land

The Innovation Quarter has space and land available to fit a variety of companies’ needs, including a 28-acre greenfield site—nestled at the intersection of two major four-lane highways—with a capacity of 2.4 million square feet. With infrastructure like redundant fiber and redundant power in an urban setting, the Innovation Quarter is not only shovel-ready but also has a built-in community to help your company thrive.

Why Build in the iQ?

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.


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Top-Tier Talent

Discover the Innovation Quarter’s biggest amenity: intellectual capital. There is no shortage of diverse talent, from workforce trainees to MBAs to PhDs. From a nationally ranked university with business, law and medical schools to a historically black university, to one of the state’s largest technical colleges and a professional arts school, the five colleges and universities that anchor the knowledge community here provide talent of all kinds.

Entrepreneurs enjoy the programming at Innovation Quarter

A Growth-oriented Comminuty

Beyond traditional education, there is a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a host of programming from business accelerators to code camps shaping an adept workforce pipeline. Find the right people for your business.

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Tax Incentives

Ask us what tax incentives, grants or loans your development may qualify for through local or state government and nonprofit support.

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Existing Infrastructure

Land available for the next phase of development includes a 28-acre greenfield that is already shovel-ready and primed with advanced telecommunications infrastructure, including redundant fiber systems with unlimited capacity.

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Resources for Your Business

Winston-Salem and the greater Piedmont Triad build an ecosystem that encourages and supports business. Dig deeper into all the resources available to support your business.

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Tenant Amenities

Tenants of the Innovation Quarter get access to special amenities, including a conference center, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, communications channels, events and programming and more.

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Winston-Salem Lifestyle

Life in the Innovation Quarter is varied and vibrant, comprised of residences, restaurants and entertainment. The community is home to wellness activities, publicly accessible green spaces and constant programming. Winston-Salem at-large has a dynamic and growing nightlife, unique dining experiences, live music and numerous events and festivals. There’s something here for everyone.

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Convenient Location

The Innovation Quarter is located within 30 minutes of the Piedmont Triad International Airport and two other international airports within a 1.5-hour or less radius. From Winston-Salem, it’s also an easy drive to vacation spots such as the Blue Ridge Parkway or one of North Carolina’s famous beaches.

 Wake Forest chemistry professor Patricia Dos Santos works with graduate students Ashley Edwards, Maame Addo, and Canna Zheng in her lab in the Innovation Quarter.

See What Else the iQ Has to Offer

Real estate in the Innovation Quarter comes with more than just space. It includes an entire community. Find out what it means for your company to develop real estate in the Innovation Quarter.