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FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific to Invest $188 M in New Life Science Facility in Wake County

FUJIFILM Corporation announced a $188 million investment to establish a cell culture media manufacturing facility in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The new site will be operated by FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and a world leader in th… Read more >

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Raleigh named #1 Best Place to Live for Veterans

In an analysis performed by WalletHub, Raleigh ranked #1 across 100 cities in the U.S. for military veterans to settle down after service. The report was comprised of 20 key indicators of livability, affordability, and veteran-friendliness. Raleigh boasted a perfect score in economic metrics… Read more >

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Raleigh earns the #6 Spot for Most Neighborly Cities

Raleigh lives up to its southern hospitality by placing #6 for most neighborly cities in the United States. According to a report done by Neighbor, Raleigh ranked high amongst categories such as volunteering, neighborly acts, happiness, and charitable giving. The survey highlighted responses… Read more >

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Cary Named as Most Resilient Economy in the Country

Despite nationwide economic challenges from the last two years, Cary was able to claim the #1 spot for most resilient economy in the country. According to an analysis by SmartAsset, 14 different metrics were used to determine the final rankings among 286 cities. Housing, Social Assistance an… Read more >

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Raleigh claims spot for fourth Best City to live

Raleigh landed at #4 on Money.com’s list of best places to live in the United States. To complete their annual ranking of top places to live, Money considered factors like economic opportunity, quality of life and diversity. Raleigh stood out among 49 other cities for its affordability… Read more >

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Raleigh Ranks First Among Best Cities to Drive In

Out of the 100 largest cities compared across 30 key indicators of driver-friendliness, Raleigh came out on top in a recent study by WalletHub. With a total score of 67% drivability around town, this score considered the average data from gas prices, annual hours in traffic congestion, and a… Read more >

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Morrisville Named #5 Best Place to Live for Families

To select the top 25 Best Places to Live for Families, Fortune evaluated nearly 2,000 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages, and townships that had between 25,000 and 750,000 residents across all 50 states in the U.S. This range provided a broad universe of places that offered high-qualit… Read more >

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Raleigh Chamber’s meeting highlights ‘unprecedented’ year of economic growth

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Top Raleigh business leaders say the Triangle has grown at an “unprecedented” rate this year.  Thursday, the Raleigh Chamber hosted their annual meeting highlighting the Triangle’s economic strength. Michael Haley, Executive Director of … Read more >

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Raleigh & NC Top Business Facilities Annual Rankings Report

 The 18th Annual Rankings Report by Business Facilities magazine was just released consisting of a variety of metro, state and global rankings. The Raleigh metro and North Carolina landed near the top of more than 10 indexes. This is more great recognition for the state following CNBC&r… Read more >

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NC named the top state for business by CNBC

“37 companies that are looking at Wake County and the Triangle Region, they equate to about 5.2 Billion in potential investment, about 13,000 jobs so that momentum is continuing!” Adrienne Cole, President & CEO of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce said during an interview wit… Read more >