Business Facilities magazine recently released the 2019 metro rankings report and ranked the "Raleigh-Durham" metro in several prominent categories. See below for rankings.
Raleigh-Durham combined metro is ranked #7 Metro for Economic Growth Potential (large metros)
#9 Start Up Ecosystem
Raleigh Metro #8 for STEM Jobs Leaders and Durham-Chapel Hill #5 for STEM Jobs Leaders
Wake County #4 Wage Growth Leaders
Raleigh Metro #5 Top Tech Hubs (Concentration of Employment)
Apex #3 Fastest Growing Mid-Sized community
Read the full report.