The second fastest growing tech hub in the United States.

Our region’s technology sector includes what most people think of when they think of “tech:” software developers, hardware manufacturers, and telecommunication companies.

Some of the fastest growing segments in the Triangle are in fields such analytics, nanotechnology, Internet of Things (IoT), photonics, and wearables.

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Technology at a Glance

There are 3,916 technololgy companies in the region.
There are 59,900 people employed in technology in the region.
The average annual earnings in technology are $121,000.
Technology contributes 14.6 billion dollars to the Gross Regional Product.
Technology has a 3.1 percent 1-year growth rate.
Technology has a 17.6 percent 5-year growth rate.

Technology Companies Located in the Triangle

(Partial List)

Company Highlight


Ipreo by IHS Markit opened its office in downtown Raleigh (Wake County) in 2013 to access the strong talent pool in the Research Triangle Region. The company, which is a global financial services, data and analytics firm, has since grown its local presence to more than 350 people. The company’s most recent expansion announcement (April 24, 2018) of an additional 250 jobs will allow it to enhance its offerings in financial software, capital markets intelligence, and real-time data and analysis solutions.

“The depth and breadth of talent in the local market and educational infrastructure continue to be compelling, and we are very proud of what we have been able to achieve locally to help drive the growth of our business globally.”

— O’Hara Macken, Global Head of Corporate Solutions and North Carolina Site Lead

IPREO. We powe the networks that connect capital to ideas.

IHS Markit is a leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets worldwide.

Technology News

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. […]

Helping first responders: NCSU computer model could improve response times

May 8, 2023
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a complex model to improve how quickly first responders – such as police and EMTs – reach the scene of vehicle accidents. In computational testing, the model outperformed the existing techniques for getting first responders to accident sites quickly. “The goal was to figure out the most […]