The Triangle is growing more and more each year and people are taking note. Raleigh is frequently listed as one of the top cities in the country for growing businesses, innovation, technology jobs, and for raising a family. By any measure, the Triangle region of North Carolina competes with other leading hubs of innovation, such as Silicon Valley, Austin, and Boston. The Triangle region of NC, comprising Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle Park, hosts tech powerhouses CISCO, Lenovo, IBM, Redhat, SAS and pharma giant GSK.
Forbes magazine recently ranked Raleigh no. 4 out of 20 of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, following closely behind three Texas cities. With continued growth in STEM employment, Forbes also recognized Raleigh as one of the top “tech hotspots” in the country. CIO.com listed Raleigh as the tenth best city for IT jobs in 2013. Forbes also ranked Raleigh as the country’s “most wired” city. The Daily Beast ranked Cary, NC as the 5th most innovative city nationwide. These articles indicate that the Triangle region is a leader in technological innovation and is producing jobs in the tech field, which both reinforce the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) law practice, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Being recognized by these publications brings to light a positive perspective on the great strides that both businesses and residents of the Triangle are making towards establishing Raleigh as a thriving and successful city, and an excellent hub for technology/IPR practice. With the Research Triangle Park conveniently located next to Raleigh, top technology businesses and major corporations are furthering their research and creating new jobs focused on today’s latest innovations, making Raleigh an ideal location for IP practice. With almost half of the Triangle’s residents over age 25 holding bachelor’s degrees and a continual stream of world class STEM talent from schools in the Triangle, including Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the area is full of educated people who will continue to make advances in technology and new career opportunities, reinforcing Raleigh as a desirable place to work and live.
Click here to see a full list of Raleigh’s accolades over the past few years.