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.

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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.

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

Making AI sharper: NCSU researchers develop way to better identify, classify images

June 2, 2023
Vision transformers (ViTs) are powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that can identify or categorize objects in images – however, there are significant challenges related to both computing power requirements and decision-making transparency. Researchers have now developed a new methodology that addresses both challenges, while also improving the ViT’s ability to identify, classify and segment objects […]

Novo Nordisk strikes potential $2B-plus gene editing deal with Durham’s Life Edit

June 1, 2023
Gene editing from a Durham-based firm that will target possible new therapeutics has led to a deal with international drug firm Novo Nordisk worth a potential $2 billion if not more. Life Edit, which is owned by Boston based ElevateBio, and Novo Nordisk, which has a big presence in the Triangle, announced the deal Wednesday. […]

Durham company grows human blood vessels, sends them to wounded Ukraine soldiers

June 1, 2023
A Durham company is saving lives in Ukraine in an unusual way. They’re producing blood vessels – in a lab – that are helping trauma patients in war zone hospitals. From the outside, the Humacyte building blends right in at Research Triangle Park. Inside, however, what they’re doing is unlike anything else you’ll find in the world. […]