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The Research Triangle Region

The RTRP is your direct connection to some of the fastest growing companies and communities in the world.

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The Best Place To Do Business

With diverse businesses, highly skilled talent and low tax rates, it’s no wonder the Research Triangle Region is the first choice for growing businesses.

Forbes' best state to do business

#1 three years running (2019, 2018, 2017)


Companies (700+ of which are international companies)

Home to companies across industries,

attracting talent from all over the world and forming the partnerships that fuel innovation.

The lowest corporate tax rate in the U.S.

2.5% corporate tax rate

A Place To Call Home

An affordable cost of living, vibrant culture and world-class universities are enticing to employers and employees all looking for the life they want to live.

Once you're here,
you want to stay.

65% of our graduates stay in the Triangle after graduation.

70% projected population growth by 2046.

It’s only getting better...

with over 17% job growth over the last 5 years.

And there are places to go...

Mountains or Beach?

The region’s affordable homes are a quick, 2-hour drive to both.

Fast Facts

Our regional population is over two million people.
Ranked 4th highest concentration of PhDs in the United States.
Our regional workforce is over one million (ages 18 to 64).
Over 113,000 degrees conferred each year.
64 people move in daily.
The median home price is $174,830.

Recent news

Nash County Recap: Looking back on 2020 and ahead to 2021

January 13, 2021
For Press Inquiries Contact Andy Hagy Nash County Economic Development Director 252-462-2737 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nash County Economic Development recaps first year and looks forward to a prosperous 2021. Nash County and the world faced an unprecedented year in 2020 due to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. The emergence of the coronavirus sped […]

How to land a biopharma job: Check out this virtual symposium on Jan. 28

January 13, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Even amidst a pandemic, North Carolina’s biopharma market is booming. In just the last few months, companies like KBI Biopharma and Thermo Fisher Scientific announced expansion projects, bringing more than a thousand new jobs to the state. Could one of those be for you? The Bioprocess Development Group (BPD) thinks so. On […]

Latest spinoff from UNC’s Gene Therapy Center wants to find a cure for hemophilia

January 13, 2021
UNC-Chapel Hill’s gene therapy center has birthed yet another startup in the Triangle. The latest spinoff is Raleigh-based GeneVentiv Therapeutics, which announced earlier this month that it has signed a license agreement with the university. The agreement allows GeneVentiv to develop a hemophilia treatment based on research from Dr. Chengwen Li, who runs a lab within the gene […]