Durham County received a distinguished budget presentation award for its 2005-06 budget.
Source: Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Durham MSA ranks third in the state for economic impact by Hispanic residents ( $780 million).
Source: Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
In Annual Best Restaurant Roundup, Restaurant Starlu was cited as one of the "best new restaurants", Vin Rouge was "most improved", Grasshopper was among "best new ethnic" establishments, and Magnolia Grill was the "best restaurant to brag about to you
Source: The News & Observer
Duke University, #5 on the first annual Top Ten List of the Largest College and University Purchasers of Renewable Energy.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
The Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, 2005 Best Hotel Renovation Award for Hilton properties with 500 rooms or less.
Source: Hilton Hotels Corporation
Riverside High School volleyball player Megan Hodge, the Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Hillandale Golf Course, one of the nation's "100 Best Golf Shops".
Source: Golf Digest
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business ranked 27th among MBA programs worldwide.
Source: Financial Times
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, #8 for research among North America's universities.