Campbell University and Delta Air Lines Named Presenting Sponsors for the 2016 State of the Research Triangle Region Event
Research Triangle Regional Partnership Showcases Diversity in Business Offerings by Introducing “The Region of &”
RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C., APRIL 14, 2016 – The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), a business-driven, public-private partnership who leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, announced today that Campbell University and Delta Air Lines will be the presenting sponsors for the 2016 State of the Research Triangle Region event, which will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 7:30 a.m to 10:00 a.m.
Campbell University is a major driver of regional economic growth in the Research Triangle Region, preparing students to meet the state’s workforce needs of today and tomorrow. In the past five years alone, Campbell University has started five new health degree programs, including opening a medical school and a nursing school. The university will launch an engineering school this August that will further entrench Campbell University in the Research Triangle Region. The region will provide Campbell engineering students with resources and educational opportunities that will prepare them to make an immediate impact even prior to graduation by solving various engineering problems.
Delta Air Lines has 60 daily departures at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, making it the largest carrier serving RDU. On Thursday May 12, the carrier will add a daily, nonstop international service between RDU and the Charles De Gaulle (CDG) Airport in Paris. According to a 2014 study by Dr. Michael Walden of North Carolina State University, one international flight has the potential to create $25 million in net economic spending in a region from its first year of operation.
The annual Research Triangle State of the Region event updates attendees on economic and technology trends and examines successes, opportunities and challenges impacting the region. This year’s theme, “The Region of &,” showcases the region’s diverse offerings that may seem contrasting, but actually work collaboratively to generate economic energy and competitive advantages for talent and organizations located in the region.
The 2016 State of the Research Triangle Region event will take place at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center in Durham, North Carolina. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. To learn more and to register for the event, visit www.researchtriangle.org/2016SOR.
“We are pleased to tell “The Region of &” story at this year’s State of the Research Triangle Region event,” said Gary Joyner, Chairman of the Board of Directors for RTRP. “‘The Region of &,’ showcases how learn & play; manufacturing & R&D; and entrepreneurs & global enterprises work together to create economic advantages for the region. Campbell University and Delta Air Lines are shining examples of two organizations that have shown an impressive economic impact on our region, contributing to continued growth for years to come.”
“We welcomed the opportunity to sponsor the 2016 State of the Research Triangle Region event with open arms,” said Dr. J. Bradley Creed, president of Campbell University. “It’s an exciting time to be living, working and learning in the Research Triangle Region, where innovation is alive and the economy is only getting stronger. We are honored to be part of this collective experience.”
“The Research Triangle Regional Partnership is an invaluable resource for the greater Triangle community,” said Joan Bailey, District Sales Manager at Delta Air Lines. “We are proud to be playing an instrumental role in the region, driving economic growth and stability to benefit the community as a whole.”
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The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RTRP works to generate competitive advantage and economic growth for member counties and investors. For more information, visit www.researchtriangle.org or follow @TriangleRegion on Twitter.