Our Region

Welcome to the Triangle Region

Centers of innovation can be found throughout the Triangle Region. The creative spirit and visionary leadership that created the Research Triangle Park continues to generate new economic engines that power our region. Today’s big breakthroughs in cancer treatment are the targeted therapies being tested at Duke and UNC. Scientists on NC State’s Centennial Campus are on the cutting edge of quantum computing, the next revolution in information technology. As you can see, the Triangle Region is where bold ideas flourish, and we're just getting started.

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, 2017, 2018 & 2019


Best Business Climate - Site Selection 2018


Best Place for Business & Careers - Forbes 2018


Lowest Corporate Tax Rate in the U.S.


As the #1 state to do business by Forbes for the past three years, North Carolina has the top pro-business climate in the nation.


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

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