Morrisville Town Councilman Steve Rao to Host Small Business Open House on Job Growth

Councilman Rao Invites Small Businesses To Discuss How To Improve Employment Opportunities In Morrisville And Surrounding Areas

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Steve Rao (, an at-large member of the Morrisville Town Council, has announced that he will host a Small Business Open House on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Goels Plaza, located at 117 International Drive. During the open house, Rao and attendees will discuss the small business environment in Morrisville and the surrounding areas. Participants will work together collectively to create a plan that will address the needs and concerns of small businesses in the area by taking their feedback into account and brainstorming how their suggestions and concerns can be converted into action items that will strengthen small business growth and generate new jobs locally.

In his position as councilman, Rao is a leading supporter of working with small businesses to create jobs. With events such as these, he is continuing to work to help the community grow by performing outreach to support startup companies and other small business owners and recommending changes in policy that need to be implemented to spur their success.

“As small businesses are essential to any thriving community, I look forward to meeting with these owners in the area to learn what they need and work toward further promoting their future success,” said Rao. “Together we can work to foster more small business growth and create new jobs, which will help the Triangle in becoming more economically independent and diverse. This must happen if the area is to continue to flourish in the future.”





A resident of Morrisville, N.C., for 10 years, Councilman Steve Rao works to promote economic development by supporting local entrepreneurs, small businesses and startup companies in the IT industry to create new jobs in the Morrisville area and beyond. As business development manager at Alphanumeric Systems, he manages partnerships while increasing revenue and decreasing costs for companies through IT innovations. While serving his two-year term as an at-large member on the Morrisville Town Council through 2013, Rao serves as a member of the State IT Advisory Board, to which he was appointed by state Sen. Marc Basnight. He is charter member of the TIE Carolinas, a global mentoring organization for entrepreneurs, and a board member of the North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning, an organization that focuses on entrepreneurial development in rural North Carolina, as he works to spur job creation locally. A founding member of the North Carolina Indian Political Action Committee (NCINPAC), Rao is the past president of the Indian American Forum for Political Education. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Emory University and his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law. For more information on Rao and his platform, visit

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