The business benefits of first-rate schools: Not just an academic concern.
The Research Triangle Region’s knowledge-based economy would be nowhere without our engaged, high-quality education programs. They’re a core component and driver of our success, and they’re valued accordingly.
Our 12 colleges and universities, seven 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. Just ask any Tar Heel, Blue Devil or Wolfpacker.
• Universities & Colleges – Three major Tier 1 research universities 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 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.