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)

7k+

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

NC State Helps Drive Economic Development
in Raleigh, Across North Carolina

November 21, 2022
Following a year of record-breaking economic development successes, business and community leaders came together at the Raleigh Chamber’s annual meeting Sept. 15 in downtown Raleigh. In his remarks as outgoing board chair, Kevin Howell, NC State vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development, reflected: “The Chamber has generated incredible momentum for the region, and the team’s work has resulted in truly impactful accomplishments.”