A Hub of Research and Development

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.

Innovation Starts Here




People Work In The Park


Patents Awarded


Largest Research Park In The Country

Noteworthy Characteristics

  • RTP comprises 7,000 acres and is located across Durham and Wake counties
  • Home to 250+ businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 multinational R&D operations to entrepreneurial-driven start-ups
  • Recipients of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize, the U.S. Presidential Award, and the National Science Foundation Award all work in RTP
  • RTP businesses have been awarded more than 3,500 patents
  • The UPC (Universal Product Code), life-saving HIV drugs, and 3D ultrasound technology were all pioneered here

The Frontier

The Frontier campus in the Research Triangle Park offers creative work spaces for nearly 100 business and 500 employees.The Frontier 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 The Frontier.

Infrastructure and Support

  • Existing facilities and campuses offer turn-key operation for pharmaceutical and technological industries
  • 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

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