Raleigh Metro Compared to 100 other Metros
The metro comparisons analysis is an independent study commissioned by Wake County Economic Development that contrasts the Raleigh metro with the top 100 largest metros around the United States. A database of more than 232 comparative metrics was analyzed covering the areas of cost, talent, demographics, innovation, and economic diversity.
The Raleigh metro is home to a diverse population of both industry and people, has a strong business climate, a workforce of highly educated professionals, and a quality of life that is hard to beat. The strength of the Raleigh metro lies within the data presented in this metro comparison as the Raleigh metro tops the rankings as the most competitive metro in the U.S. The study revealed that, although the Raleigh metro is smaller than some of its competitors, it consistently outperforms and outpaces other larger communities in many of the metrics used in the study. A series of five indexes were created to aggregate the indicators and highlight key business growth and site selection decision factors.