Raleigh is the capitol of North Carolina and, along with the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill, is an anchor city that forms “The Triangle.” This area is home to the Research Triangle Park (RTP), one of the largest high-tech research and development areas in the world. With more than 200 companies, this area fosters a transformational public-private partnership to bring together government, business, and academic leaders to create a more competitive economic base. RTP is recognized around the world for its critical mass of pioneering research, university-industry partnerships, multi-national businesses, and a globally-competitive talent.
Some of the top employers in RTP include BASF, Biogen, IBM, Cisco Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, Fidelity Investments, RTI International, Credit Suisse, Lenovo, NetApp, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Also located in the Triangle are three major research universities: Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as other well-known schools, including law schools.
According to the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live,” Raleigh is ranked as #7. The area is known for its “research / technology roots and collegiate rivalries.” This region is luring nearly 80 new residents a day with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Come see for yourself!
For more information, go to VisitRaleigh.com. Points of interest in Raleigh include the North Carolina Museum of Art which will feature an exhibit called Looking South: Photographs by Eudora Welty during your time here.
Typical Raleigh weather during this time is highs around 90 during the day and 70 at night.