A Hub of Research and Development
Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in North America and remains one of the most successful science parks across the globe. Stretching 7,000 acres across Durham and Wake counties, the park is home to 250+ businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 multinational R&D operations to entrepreneurial-driven start-ups.
Unique Developments and Contributions
"Taxol," discovered at RTI International, is the most-prescribed cancer drug of all time.
Raleigh’s Red Hat pioneered and protected the viability of open-source software.
The revolution in “big data” was created by SAS.
3D Ultrasound was introduced by medical researchers at Duke University.
Industrial LED lighting by Cree has reduced energy consumption worldwide.
The UPC barcode developed in RTP by IBM revolutionized inventory management.
The Nobel Prize was given to two RTP scientists for the first drug effective against HIV/AIDS.
RTI helped develop an aircraft wind shear warning device that has saved countless lives.
The Frontier RTP campus in the Research Triangle Park offers creative work spaces for nearly 100 business and 500 employees. Frontier RTP is exploding in growth and has expanded from a single building to a campus offering the public free coworking space, wet labs, startup offices, and private offices. Not to mention daily events such as food trucks, happy hours, workout classes, seminars and networking events. There is something for everyone at Frontier RTP.
Infrastructure and Accessibility
Equal-distant from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill
Minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Provides access to the more than 2 million people who live in the Triangle
Economic driver of the region with total employment of more than 50,000 full-time workers