Durham was recognized as one of the 13 hottest cities for 2016 list. To compile this list, job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of each city's residents were considered.
The Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, has been recognized for being among the top 5 theatres in the United States .
Source: Pollstar, Billboard, and Venues Today
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been recognized as the 9th Best Airport on a Readers's Choice Award list of the "The Best and Worst Airports in America," for 2014.
Source: Conde Nast
The North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NC) 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards program has recognized the pedestrian bridge as the 2015 Grand Award winner for Engineering Excellence in Structural Systems. The ACEC/NC competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by engineering firms across the state.