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City of Raleigh Issues RFI for 500+ Room Convention Hotel

The City of Raleigh has released a Request for Information (RFI) for an upper upscale, full-service convention hotel and a separate office/mixed-use building on two city-owned, prime vacant lots in the heart of downtown Raleigh, N.C. The goal of the RFI is to seek interested developers for t… Read more >

News releases Current Quality of Life Index

Out of over 231 cities listed and ranked on purchasing power, safety, healthcare, cost of living, and more on's 2020 Current Quality of Life Index. Raleigh listed as No.3.     Read more >


2020's Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Pro's

STEM workers are in fierce demand, and not just in the global epicenter of high tech known as Silicon Valley. According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — professions are expected to grow 8.8% between 2018 a… Read more >


Raleigh Ranks Third Best City for Millennials to Relocate

The Raleigh metro area is one of the most attractive places for Millenials to relocate, according to an analysis from Commerical Cafe. Millennials— adults age 23 to 38—currently make up the largest portion of the workforce in the country. The study ranked Raleigh third in the cou… Read more >


U-Haul Names Top 25 U.S. Growth Cities of 2019

The Raleigh-Durham corridor registers as the top Growth City in America last year, according to U-Haul data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2019. Raleigh-Durham is growing, thanks in large part to the Research Triangle,” stated Kris Smith, U-Haul Company of Raleigh president. &ldqu… Read more >


The Ascent & Cover Raleigh

The Ascent & covered 6 reasons why Raleigh, N.C. is the best place to raise a family on a budget. Noting Raleigh's high average salary range, low cost of living, incredible education (K-12/higher edu.), amenities, and culture, Raleigh is one of the best places for growing fami… Read more >


Best Cities to Work From Home in 2020

The average U.S. worker travels about 27.1 minutes to work and spends $2,600 annually on commuting costs, according to the 2018 Census Bureau estimates and the Citi ThankYou Premier Commuter Index. Working from home represents an opportunity for workers to save both time and money while addi… Read more >


Most Favorable Markets for Tech Expansion

Widely recognized tech hubs including the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle are no longer the obvious spots for large tech companies to expand and/or for new startups to set up shop. Rapid housing cost growth in these areas and saturation of firms competing over limited pools of tech talent… Read more >


NC State Q Hub Welcomes Delta

Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest global airline, will be the founding industry partner to join the IBM Q Hub at NC State, as part of a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and empl… Read more >


2020's Best Cities for Jobs - Raleigh named in Top 50

With 2019 behind us, it's time to think about new beginnings. For many people, finding a new job is their top resolution. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, the national unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, just a bit higher than the 50-year low of … Read more >