Community

The Research Triangle Region would not be what it is today without collaboration. Here industry, academia and government work together to achieve common goals — especially those related to economic development. The following video illustrates this point perfectly.

 

A Top Location For Business… 

North Carolina is arguably the best state in the nation to do business. Well-regarded publications like ForbesSite Selection magazineFortune, Area Development, US News & World Report, and others have placed North Carolina at or near the top tier of their lists going as far back as the early 1990’s.

Recent Best Place for Business Rankings

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North Carolina #1
2016 Prosperity Cup

Site Selection Magazine

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#2 Top State Business Climate, 2016
NC Ranked #1 9 of last 14 years

Site Selection Magazine

#2 Best States for Business & Careers, 2016

Forbes

 

… And for Living

It’s important to know that North Carolina and the Research Triangle Region are both consistently rated as one of the best places in the nation to live. The most commonly cited factors contributing to these rankings are: a mild climate; strong economy; excellent healthcare, top-performing school systems and a relatively low cost of living.

Recent Best Place to Live Rankings

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#1 Best Place to Live in the Southeast
Raleigh

Money Magazine, Sept. 2016

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#1 Boomtown of 2016
Cary

SmartAsset, Dec 2016

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#5 City of the Future
Raleigh

Forbes, Jan 2016

#7 Best Small City in America
Holly Springs

WalletHub, Oct 2016

#4 Best Place to Live in the U.S.
Raleigh-Durham

U.S. News & World Report, Jan 2017

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#2 Area Highest Number of Tech Jobs
Raleigh-Durham

New York Times, Aug 2016