Our Region

Reasons why you should connect with the Triangle

We’re an easily-accessed area made up of newcomers and natives who were born and raised here. And we’re supported by a climate of hospitality, helpfulness, and a strong infrastructure that makes this region a pace setter in growth and innovation.

We’re Business and Bottom-Line Friendly

  • More affordable than most metro markets, the Triangle was voted #1 by Forbes for the Best State to do Business.

We’ve Got the Best Talent

  • Ten colleges and universities and 7 nationally renowned community colleges attract 174,000 students and produce 44,000 graduates each year.

We’re Closer Than You Think

  • I-40, I-95, and direct flights from NYC, ATL, BOS, SEA, SFO, BNA, and AUS all connect you with more than 200 million people who live east of the Mississippi.

We’ve Got the Life You’ve Been Wanting to Live

  • Vibrant rural and urban communities, all a short drive to the mountains or coast, are full of affordable homes for those seeking a world-class education, culturally rich areas, and an average commute of 24 minutes.

Business Climate


Best State for Business - Forbes 2018


Best Business Climate - Site Selection 2018


Best Place for Business & Careers - Forbes 2018


Lowest Corporate Tax Rate in the U.S.


Get to know the counties that make up the Research Triangle Region.

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