Bright Minds. Smart Growth. Brilliant Location.

The Research Triangle Region

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

Map of North Carolina in relation to the continental United States. A zoomed-in version of a North Carolina map shows the counties that make up the Research Triangle Region.

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.

Big things are happening...

Wolfspeed picks Chatham County for new semiconductor plant,  $5 Billion Investment

$5B investment and
thousands of jobs.

7,500+ new jobs created

And it doesn't stop there...

Automaker VinFast to invest $4B in Chatham County assembly plant

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

Why North Carolina set records for business recruitment in 2022 – in Gov. Cooper’s own words

March 29, 2023
Companies of all sizes and industries know that North Carolina is the best place in America to do business. In 2022, North Carolina had a banner year in economic development with a record-breaking 28,000 new jobs and more than $19 billion in capital investment announced across the state. In 2022, North Carolina landed its first auto assembly facility when VinFast announced it would site an electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility (the company’s […]

Biden visits Wolfspeed in Durham, making first stop of 3-week tour

March 29, 2023
The moment the wheels of Air Force One hit the runway at Raleigh-Durham International Tuesday afternoon marked the start of President Joe Biden’s “Investing in America Tour.” The tour is set to span three weeks and more than 20 states — and it is all kicking off in Durham. After landing at RDU, the President […]