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Vivian Powell

Operations Manager

The power of knowledge at work for you.

The Research Triangle Region’s knowledge-based economy flows from the strength of its expansive, high-quality education programs.

Fifteen colleges and universities, 10 nationally renowned community colleges and strong K-12 schools combine to catalyze innovation, help companies start up and grow, and produce an abundant supply of skilled, talented workers and entrepreneurs.

Universities & Colleges – Three major Tier 1 research universities (Duke, N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill) and a wealth of specialty programs and research centers support our innovation economy with knowledge, discoveries and talent.

Community Colleges – Unique, nationally acclaimed, customized and cluster-focused training programs help our businesses recruit, screen and train a highly skilled workforce.

K-12 education – Public school systems, private schools and leadership work closely with our business and economic development community to provide free education, shaping curricula and programs that prepare students for the workforce of the future.

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