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

Breast reconstruction tech firm wraps up $5M in funding, eyes commercialization

January 11, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – BioAesthetics, which provides a nipple-areolar complex graft for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, is stepping up plans to commercialize its lead product after having closed on $5 million in financing. “We are very pleased to have had such interest in our Series A, allowing us to close it on Dec. 30, which will […]

Nano breakthrough: NCSU technology uses AI to accelerate quantum dot production

December 16, 2020
RALEIGH – A new technology, called Artificial Chemist 2.0, allows users to go from requesting a custom quantum dot to completing the relevant R&D and beginning manufacturing in less than an hour. The tech is completely autonomous, and uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automated robotic systems to perform multi-step chemical synthesis and analysis. Quantum dots […]

Black Entrepreneurship Council awards $360,000 in grants to eight groups

December 15, 2020
DURHAM – Eight groups from across North Carolina have been awarded grants totalling more than $360,000 through the NC Black Entrepreneurship Council which recently was launched by NC IDEA. More than 140 organizations and groups sought grant funding as part of the NC BEC ECOSYSTEM initiative. Each of the grant recipients is seeking to promote […]