Registration Opens for 2013 State of the Research Triangle Region

April 5, 2013

Research Triangle RegionResearch Triangle Region, N.C. – Registration is under way and limited sponsorships remain for the 2013 State of the Research Triangle Region event scheduled for May 23 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center.

Nearly 50 sponsors and hundreds of business and community leaders have already signed up to attend the 10th annual economic development forum, hosted by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) with 2013 naming sponsor Duke Energy.

The State of the Research Triangle Region is an annual event that reports on the  economic health and competitive position of the 13-county Research Triangle Region of North Carolina and progress on its five-year economic development plan, The Shape of Things to Come. That plan calls for creating 100,000 jobs and boosting employment in all 13 counties between 2009 and 2014. The region is home to the Research Triangle Park and Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $80 for individuals and $750 for a corporate table of 10. Registration is available online at through May 1. Individual registration will be available at the door the day of the event until seats fill.

Event check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served and the program will begin at 8 a.m., with adjournment at 10 a.m.

Sponsors include naming sponsor Duke Energy, Platinum sponsors GlaxoSmithKline and Wells Fargo and Gold sponsors Fifth Third Bank, NAI Carolantic Realty Inc., RTI International and Syngenta.

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership leads economic development for the 13-county Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to more than 7 million customers in six states in the Southeast and Midwest.  

For more information on the 2013 State of the Research Triangle Region event, contact the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, (919) 840-7372 or

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Contact: Charles Hayes, (919) 840-7372