Home to Duke University, one of the nation’s top-ranked colleges, and North Carolina Central University, one of the top-rated Historically Black Colleges
More than 40% of the state’s biotechnology companies are located in Durham
Life science and healthcare-related industries employ nearly 30% of workers in the county
Duke Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital, two of the top four hospitals in NC, are located here
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is the fourth most successful performing arts center in the US and 6th globally (Source: Pollster Magazine)
A reputation as the Foodiest City in the South thanks to Southern Living, Bon Appetit, and the New York Post
Over the past forty years, Durham County has evolved from tobacco and textiles into an exceptional center for technology. Leading industry clusters here include:
Downtown Durham has soared in popularity as a hub for start-ups, with over 50 companies employing 500 people currently occupying the Central Business District. Mostly in the software and IT sectors, they richly complement larger technology companies already established. And a 2,800-seat performing arts center greatly expanded the city’s growing cultural arts offerings to include touring Broadway productions and live performances. Learn more about Durham’s forward-thinking progress.
The county has three major hospitals including the nationally ranked Duke University Medical Center. It is also a leading center of agriculture biotechnology in the US, with BASF, Bayer Crop Science, Syngenta, and Monsanto all having significant research centers in the community. Learn even more about the available support systems and infrastructure in Durham County.
“Our founders believed moving Burt’s Bees to the Research Triangle Region was one of their best strategic decisions. This is a business-friendly, progressive region with like-minded people and partners who share our values, plus great access to nature. We have been able recruit and retain top flight talent and thrive here.”
- Jim Geikie -- General Manager, Burt’s Bees
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