WHY RELOCATE HERE?
Find out why the Triangle is one of the best places to live.
SRaleigh-Durham or The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as simply “The Triangle”, is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill respectively.
Anchored by leading technology firms, government and world-class universities and medical centers, the area’s economy has performed exceptionally well. Significant increases in employment, earnings, personal income and retail sales are projected over the next 15 years.
The region’s growing high-technology community includes such companies as IBM, SAS Institute, Cisco Systems, NetApp and Credit Suisse First Boston. In addition to high-tech, the region is consistently ranked in the top three in the U.S. with concentration in life science companies. Some of these companies include GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen Idec, BASF, Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, and Wyeth. Research Triangle Park and North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh support innovation through R&D and technology transfer among the region’s companies and research universities (including Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
The area has fared relatively well in during the Late-2000s recession ranked as the strongest region in North Carolina by the Brookings Institution and among the top 40 in the country. The change in employment during from 2008 to 2009 was just 4.6% and home prices was only 2%.
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