When Research Triangle Park in North Carolina opened in 1959, its bucolic setting was considered a major selling point. With office buildings hidden behind grassy meadows and swaths of pine forest, the quiet development was viewed as a perfect spot for companies like IBM and RTI International. But tastes have changed, and to keep up, Research Triangle Park — the country’s largest corporate research park — is finally changing as well. Projects such as Frontier RTP, a former IBM building with free co-working space has since expanded to three more buildings. Offering lower rates and smaller, flexible spaces that start-ups and young companies can use, Frontier RTP is now home to a third of the park’s 300 companies. And in August, Research Triangle Park broke ground on the Boxyard RTP, a $7 million project that will turn repurposed shipping containers into a food and drink spot.
Learn more about the new development projects underway at the Research Triangle Park here.