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North Carolina Named 7th Best State for Summer Road Trips

Summer is the best time to travel due to warm weather, vacation time, and longer days! WalletHub set out to identify the most fun, scenic and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations. North Carolina took the 7th spot out of all 50 states. Analysts used three key dimensions to form the fi… Read more >


North Carolina is CNBC’s #2 State for Business

In the annual study by CNBC ranking America’s best states for business, North Carolina narrowly missed the top spot by just three points, making this the closest finish in the history of the study. Following an impressive two-year run in first place, North Carolina scores highest in b… Read more >


Raleigh-Cary, NC Named 7th Most Educated MSA in America

In a report that analyzed America’s top 150 largest metropolitan cities, the Raleigh-Cary MSA was named the #7 most educated metro in the nation. The study from WalletHub compared metros across 11 key metrics. The data set ranged from the share of adults aged 25 and older with a bachel… Read more >


Raleigh Named #7 Best City for New College Graduates

The City of Oaks took the 7th spot in a study of over 100 cities that analyzed key economic factors to determine the best cities for 2024 college graduates. Zumper evaluated all cities on median rent prices, average income, unemployment rate, and the potential for social opportunities. The s… Read more >


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 >