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Raleigh City Councilor Nancy McFarlane Introduces Small Business Initiative

Vows to Streamline Process to Ensure “Raleigh is Open for Business”

Raleigh, NC, June 22, 2011 --( Raleigh City Councilor Nancy McFarlane ( is calling for a streamlined permitting process for small businesses. Currently potential small business owners must submit information to several different departments within the City of Raleigh in order to meet the requirements necessary to open their doors for business. Streamlining these steps will not only help small business owners get their companies up and running more quickly and efficiently, but it will also create local jobs for Raleigh’s citizens. McFarlane will bring the initiative before the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday, June 21.

McFarlane, who is a candidate for Raleigh Mayor, started her own small business MedPro Rx, an accredited specialty infusion pharmacy that provides infusion medications and services to clients with chronic illnesses, in Raleigh in 2002. Active in the local business community, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges small businesses owners face when it comes to launching a new business.

“We need to do more to help small businesses open in Raleigh,” said McFarlane. “Especially as the State is laying off thousands of workers here in Raleigh, now is the time for the City to make sure that we are making the process of opening a new business accessible, simplified and as hassle-free as is safely possible. Raleigh is open for business, and we encourage anyone who is interested in starting their own company to reach out to the City for support.”

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About Nancy McFarlane:
Nancy McFarlane is a Raleigh city councilor, a pharmacist and the president of MedPro Rx, Inc., an accredited specialty infusion pharmacy that provides infusion medications and services to clients with chronic illnesses. Passionate about maintaining and improving the quality of life in Raleigh, Nancy has served on the Council as representative of District A since 2007. As chair of the Council’s Comprehensive Planning Committee and a member of the Budget and Economic Development Committee, she is active in campaigning for responsible development that protects not only the quality of life in Raleigh but also the environment. Nancy is also a liaison to the following organizations: Wake County Elected Officials Transit Work Group, Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts Council, Upper Neuse Rivers Basin Association, Substance Abuse Advisory Council, Storm Water Management Utility Commission, Triangle J Council of Governments, Water Advisory Committee, Sister Cities, and Wake County Schools. For more information about Nancy McFarlane, visit

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