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As the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), our mission is pretty simple: Keep good things happening in the region. That means working closely with businesses, educational institutions and government organizations, continuing to foster the innovation and collaboration that have put us at the top of all those “Best places to live and work” lists.

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How a community can create a successful cleantech cluster

Insights from RTRP's and RTCC's Lee Anne Nance. Understand the industries you're working with and Public/private partnerships.Published by TechRepublic on October 7, 2014 At SXSW Eco in Austi…

October 8, 2014

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Success breeds success.

Everybody’s got a story. Learn why companies chose to locate or expand in the Research Triangle Region.

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

“We help bring projects to the counties that participate in the Research Triangle Region. Our focus is on keeping cities viable. Job creation and business investment are the way to acc…

November 14, 2014

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Uncommon Opportunities amid Historic Commons.



These Acres are Green in more ways than one.



All the charm of the past. Including the vision that got us to the present.



Everything to prepare you for the medical field. Including seven golf courses.



The home of Ava Gardner continues producing beauty.



Moen. Pfizer. Coty. Catepillar. Frontier Spinning. Many of the world's most respected companies thrive in Lee County.



"The Home of American Golf" has opportunities way beyond the links.



Unlimited possibilities in all directions



The first public university and the first choice for major employers.



Where supporting your business is our business.



16 square miles of lake and a reservoir of possibility.



Smarter all around.



Well-connected, both virtually and literally.



Of Whirligigs and Gigabits



Do one thing. Do it well.

Good advice, but with 170 of the world’s top research organizations just a few minutes’ drive from one another, we’ve decided to specialize a little less specifically. Learn more about the areas in which the Triangle region particularly excels.

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Advanced Medical Care

It starts with research and development in our public and private research laboratories. Their findings support advances in medical care and delivery - not just through new drugs and therapies, but also via improvements in medical devices, testing, and the information tec…

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Agriculture Biotechnology

One of the largest agricultural research programs in the country. Four of the largest agribusiness companies in the world. All bolstered by a strong regional economy with a bumper crop of agricultural biotechnology jobs. These factors and more are what puts the Research T…

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Analytical Instrumentation

They carry names only a scientist could love: mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, ion analyzers, fluorimeters. But analytical instruments such as these test substances that affect our lives every day - from drinking water to drugs, pesticides to clean fuels. Scienti…

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Biological Agents and Infectious Diseases

We're home to nearly every brand name vaccine maker, from Talecris and GlaxoSmithKline to Pfizer, and from Merck to Novartis - the largest flu vaccine manufacturing plant in the country. And that's just the beginning. More makers continue flocking here, including Medicago…

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Renewable energy represents a multi-billion business opportunity with unlimited growth potential. Our state, our nation and our world are all seeking to reduce their dependence on oil and develop cleaner and more sustainable energy alternatives. The Research Triangle Regi…

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Defense Technologies

You might have known that North Carolina boasts a considerable military presence (fourth-largest in the nation, actually), with seven military installations and 14 U.S. Coast Guard facilities. In fact, Fort Bragg holds the honor of the largest U.S. Army installation in t…

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Gaining a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy is simple. Your organization just has to effectively manage, analyze and transform data into information, then use that information system to drive focused innovation and visionary decision-making. Piece of cake, ri…

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Interactive Gaming and E-Learning

This is the gaming industry's East Coast hub - home to more than 40 companies and one of the largest concentrations of game development companies in the United States. Existing studios thrive in the Research Triangle Region, and more continue arriving to serve the milita…

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Nanoscale Technologies

Strange things happen at the molecular level. The Research Triangle Region's nanotechnology cluster exploits this phenomenon, manipulating very small materials - 1/100,000th the width of a human hair - on the atomic and molecular scale to create new materials and devices …

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Pervasive Computing

What is pervasive computing? Nothing less than on-demand access to information from anywhere at any time - changing the way information is gathered, stored and shared. Creating pervasive computing networks isn't easy, though. It involves integrating wireless technologies…

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Welcome to the most important research and technology-intensive industry in the Research Triangle Region. Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical R&D are a mainstay here, and nearly every major brand name pharmaceutical company - from GlaxoSmithKline, to Merck, to Pfizer…


What our friends say are our best qualities.

Bragging isn’t in our nature, so we’ll just say that when someone’s singing our praises, these are the things we tend to hear most often.