Welcome to North Carolina's Research Triangle Region
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is your direct connection to the Research Triangle Region in central North Carolina.
Our region is home to some of the fastest growing companies and communities in the world. Innovation, education and a culture of collaboration are key drivers of the area’s success.
Connect with the region that has it all
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
12 colleges and universities and 8 nationally renowned community colleges attract 174,000 students and produce 65,000 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.
Why Is It Called The 'Research Triangle'?
The Research Triangle gets its name from Research Triangle Park and three Tier 1 research universities—Duke University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill—located only minutes apart.
Business Climate at a Glance
A Diverse Business Ecosystem
The Triangle Region has a diverse business ecosystem with over 7,000 companies across multiple industries including Agtech, Cleantech, Life Sciences, Advantaged Manufacturing and Technology.
An Educated Workforce
With 12 colleges and universities and 8 community colleges the Triangle Region is well-equipped to meet the needs of international businesses in diverse industries.
Come And Go With Ease
Centrally located between New York and Miami, the Research Triangle Region is easily accessible by Raleigh-Durham International Airport, six regional airports, two ports, and multiple interstates that span from Florida to New York and North Carolina to California.