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Cary, NC Claims 3rd Spot on List of Best U.S. Job Markets in 2024

A 2024 study done by smartasset placed Cary, NC in the top 10 best job markets in the U.S. The town of Cary took the 3rd spot after favorable U.S. Census Bureau data indicated several high-scoring economic contributors. Analysts compared over 300 cities with a population of 100,000 people or… Read more >


Three Triangle Cities Featured on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live

Raleigh, Cary, and Durham all took top spots in a recent report by Livability that highlighted the top 100 best places to live in the United States. Analysts partnered with AGS, a demographic and marketing database, to curate a list of mid-size cities factoring in over 100 data points such a… Read more >


Wake County Named Niche’s #1 Best County to Live in North Carolina

Niche’s recent report analyzed all 100 counties in North Carolina and found that Wake County checked all of the right boxes! The county was named the #1 best county to live in in North Carolina based on 10 factors showing that the county boasts a strong higher education rate that pairs… Read more >


Raleigh Ranks 10th in Nation for AI Jobs

As reported by Axios, the Triangle is becoming an AI hiring hotspot. The Triangle has one of the largest concentrations of new job postings related to artificial intelligence, with Raleigh ranking #10 nationally with an estimated 19.7 new AI jobs listed per 100,000 residents. Durham comes in… Read more >


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Expanding Manufacturing Operations in Holly Springs

$1.2 Billion FUJIFILM Corporation investment to create an additional 680 highly-skilled local jobs FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a global leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that it will expand its large-scale cell culture manufacturing f… Read more >


Raleigh Recognized as 4th Most Affordable U.S. City to Get an MBA

BusinessBecause, a respected source for business school applicants, ranked Raleigh as the 4th most affordable city to study an MBA. Analysts used surveys conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council to determine the cities with the most manageable living costs for career and person… Read more >


Raleigh Named #1 Big City for Career Growth

Raleigh was ranked the #1 Hottest Big City for Career Growth out of 51 MSAs. The study, conducted by moveBuddha, analyzed the top metros in the U.S. with a population of more than one million. Analysts used key indicators of unemployment change, job growth percentage, annual wages, and move … Read more >


Raleigh Named 2nd Best Large Metro for Women in Tech

CoworkingCafe conducted a study that analyzed more than 10 relevant metrics in the tech sector to pinpoint the top U.S metros for women in tech. Raleigh was identified as the 2nd top metro out of 55 cities with populations over 1 million. It was even noted that the metro has one of the highe… Read more >


N.C. Named 3rd Top Growth State in the U.S.

The U-Haul Growth Index analyzed one-way customer moves during 2023 and found North Carolina to be the 3rd top destination for movers. North Carolina destinations accounted for 51% of all one-way U-Haul traffic into the state. It is the fourth time in the last five years that North Carolina … Read more >


WRAL Highlights Work In The Triangle’s Ads for Talent Recruitment

Wake County Economic Development's talent recruitment initiative, Work In The Triangle, has been making waves recently. The initiative was recently featured on WRAL-TV Channel 5, highlighting the fact that Wake County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the country and how Work In The … Read more >