#1 Best Big City to Live in the Southeast (Raleigh, NC) Money Magazine | September 2016
#2 Most Educated City (Raleigh) Forbes
#2 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (Raleigh, NC) MoneyRates | June 2017
#3 Best City for Job Seekers (Raleigh, NC) Indeed | May 2017
#4 Best City for Tech Workers (Raleigh, NC) Smart Asset | August 2017
Fastest Growing North American City (Forbes.com)
Top Business Climate (Site Selection Magazine)
Top Housing Market for Investors (Forbes)
Top Public Schools in the U.S. (Greatschools.org)
Wake County offers something for everyone including welcoming communities, a thriving business ecosystem, an active arts and culture scene, excellent health care, and prime educational and career opportunities. Discover more about business advantages, target industries, and the talent and workforce that populate the area.
In Wake County, the primary drivers are an impressive supply of well-educated and innovative people, and a strong collaborative environment between academia, government, and industry. Four industries that deserve special attention are Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, IT and Technology, and Cleantech and Smart Grid. The county is also home to a plethora of internationally known firms such as Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Progress Energy, Red Hat, and SAS Institute. See why so many companies call Wake County home.
Whether it’s access to students or research agreements with faculty, Centennial Campus provides proximity like no other research campus in North America. Learn more here.
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