It’s Not Just a Shape or a Region, it’s an Engine for Growth.
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) helps connect companies to opportunities, resources, and their own untapped potential.
This region is not only home to some of the fastest growing companies and communities in the world, it’s home to an educated workforce, limitless room for growth, and some of the highest quality of living you can find in the United States. Let’s talk about how you can be a part of it.
One Region, Endless Resources
We’re All In On Business.
We’re one of the fastest growing regions that’s more affordable than most metro markets. All in a state voted Top State for Business by CNBC, two years in a row.
We’re Talented Beyond Belief.
12 colleges and universities, 9 nationally renowned community colleges, and 4 HBCUs produce 65,000 local graduates each year.
We’re Connected to the World.
There’s nothing “regional” about the work we do here — it has global implications. Luckily, the region is situated at a crossroads of rail and road corridors, and is connected with direct flights to major airports all over the US and Europe.
We’re Living Large.
With low cost of living and vibrant urban, suburban, and rural communities full of available, affordable homes, there’s a lot to love about living here. Plus, beaches and mountains are just short drives away — not to mention an average commute time of only 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
There is a never-ending pipeline of talent flowing between these institutions and the business community. With one of the most educated workforces in the nation, hiring and expanding couldn’t be easier.
Make the Triangle Your Home Base, While Staying Connected to the World.
The Research Triangle Region is easily accessible through direct flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, six regional airports, two ports, and multiple interstates.