Welcome to the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina

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Founded in 1959, The Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States. It occupies about 7,000 acres of land in Durham County between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, with a small portion in Wake County. Over 600 acres are developed for businesses with two of the largest employers being IBM/Lenovo and GlaxoSmithKline.

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    89ºF / 70ºF

    Summer Climate

    49ºF / 28ºF

    Winter Climate

    Live, Work, and Play in the Research Triangle Park

    The park was founded, in part, to entice the graduates of area's top notch universities to stay in the area. Another goal was to offer employers a place to conduct research and develop the discoveries they made close to the area’s universities. With this in mind the Triangle has become well known for its research and development, education, entrepreneurship, and high quality of life.

    Top Employers

    • Lenovo
    • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    • RTI International
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Credit Suisse
    • Biogen
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    • IBM Corporation
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • NetApp, Inc.

    Local Schools

    • Meredith College
    • NC State University
    • Shaw University
    • Duke University
    • St. Augustine University
    • Wake County Public School System
    • Wake Technical Community College
    • William Peace University

    Area Attractions

    • Crabtree Valley Mall
    • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
    • North Carolina Museum of Art
    • Contemporary Art Museum
    • North Carolina State Fairgrounds
    • Museum of Life and Science
    • NC Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Durham Tobacco District

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