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North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region

Located in the center of North Carolina—Forbes’ reigning Best State for Business—the Research Triangle Region is home to the nation’s largest research park. A diverse business ecosystem, talented workforce and dynamic lifestyle has helped the region grow in population by 70% since 2000. The Research Triangle Region attracts and retains talented professionals because of its affordable housing and low commute times compared to similar innovation-rich competitor cities like Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Nashville, New York and the DC region. We are also home to an eclectic mix of people from everywhere—and that means everyone is welcome here.

Research Triangle Region Map

World-Class Innovation Meets World-Class Business Climate

Forming the “triangle” are the region’s three surrounding Tier 1 research universities located only minutes apart: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The creative spirit and visionary leadership that helped build this dynamic region continue to generate new economic engines that power our region today, including agtech, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, technology, and clean tech.

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The Triangle Region

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The Triangle's Talent

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The Right Incentives

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Why Talent is Moving to the Triangle

By the Numbers


Best State for Business, Forbes 2017, 2018 & 2019 (N.C.)


Per Square Foot Class A Rental, Raleigh-Durham Average ($88 in NYC)


State for Total Tech Employment Growth in U.S. (N.C.)


Most Educated City in U.S., WalletHub (Raleigh)


Fastest Growing Tech Hub in U.S., Comptia "Tech Towns" (Raleigh)

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City Best Positioned to Recover from Coronavirus, Moody's Analytics (Raleigh-Durham)
Contact Us to Learn More About the Research Triangle Region And the Details of How To Get Started Opening Your Next Location<br />
<br />
Ryan Combs<br />
Executive Director, RTRP

Contact Us to Learn More About the Research Triangle Region

And the Details of How To Get Started Opening Your Next Location

Ryan Combs
Executive Director, RTRP