The Research Triangle Region’s cluster-based approach to job growth and business development is a proven winner. Since July 2009, when we launched our “Shape of Things to Come” strategic plan, new jobs and economic investment arriving here through business expansions and relocations have been closely linked to our 11 target industry clusters.December 3, 2013 |
Meeting of the Minds (MotM), an international gathering of companies and people working in urban sustainability, met for two days in Toronto in September and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) was there to take notes and look for opportunities to connect our members to their mission.November 12, 2013 |
My organization, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), has been at the economic development game for more than two decades. RTRP leads economic development strategy for—and works with a wide range of partners to market—the region within a sixty-mile radius of the Research Triangle Park (RTP).September 27, 2013 |
The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina consistently sits at the top of “best place” lists – to live, grow a company or raise a family. Our reputation is an open secret, and the region is expected to add 40,000 new residents a year over the next twenty years.September 19, 2013 |
Lee Anne Nance, Executive Vice President of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is one of 350 invited international delegates to Meeting of the Minds 2013 in Toronto from September 9-11, 2013.September 10, 2013 |
I’ll start with, our accolades:
- In 2009, Raleigh was one of the first three cities to join “Project Get Ready,” a Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Initiative from the Rocky Mountain Institute.
What do you get when you combine swine manure with heat and pressure?
A team from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University gets “PiGrid,” glue that holds asphalt together better and more cheaply than petroleum-based products on the market today. PiGrid also captures harmful greenhouse gases in the process, gives hog farmers an eco-friendly way to dispose of waste and offers a new industry opportunity for farmers and rural entrepreneurs.June 14, 2013 |
In the marketplace, they compete fiercely for market share and profits. In the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, they collaborate with equal ferocity to create the smart, clean technologies of the future. And they’re paying $75,000 each for the privilege.June 4, 2013 |
Research Triangle Region employment grew by 36,447 in 2012, more than double the 2011 figure, continuing a two-year recovery.May 23, 2013 |
Ten years ago, North Carolina’s inaugural Sustainable Energy Conference hosted a few hundred government, academic and nonprofit representatives discussing ways to improve environmental protection and energy efficiency in the state.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and more than 1,000 people – including executives from top energy companies around the globe – convened to vision and plan how to change the energy landscape for the Research Triangle Region, North Carolina and the world.May 16, 2013 |