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Research Triangle Park is here: the world's largest university-related research park with more than 170 companies employing over 49,000 people. Folks call us a Southern Silicon Valley with a booming, energetic startup culture. We're home to institutes connected to Duke University and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), as well as unique organizations like the National Humanities Center. The accolades speak for themselves. Durham has been named a top high-tech metro, a trending destination, and one of the best cities to start a business.
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Industry Accolades & Awards
- Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022 – 2023 – U.S. News & World Report
- 2021 Trending Destination – Airbnb and Travel + Leisure
- RTP is Nation’s #4 Biotech Hub – Fierce Biotech
- #2 Smallest Gender Wage Gap in the Nation – GoodHire
- Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Wins 2022 Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide
- Top 10 City Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically – SmartAsset
- Chef Ricky of Saltbox Seafood Joint Awarded Best Chef: Southeast – James Beard Foundation
- #10 Best-Run City in America – WalletHub
- M Sushi is NC’s Only Spot on the Top 100 Restaurants in America List – OpenTable
- Duke University ranked 10th Best University in the Nation – U.S. News & World Report
- #1 City for College Basketball Fans – WalletHub
- #2 Best Thing to do in NC: Sarah P. Duke Gardens – Dream Vacation Magazine
- #4 Best Place to Start a Business – WalletHub
- Top 5 Best Cities for Artists – Money Under 30
- Durham Distillery named Best Craft Gin Distillery in America – USA Today
- 4th Best Large Airport in the Country – J.D. Power
- Durham Bulls named Best Team of 2021 – Minor League Baseball
- DPAC #2 in Attendance in the US (Mid-Year 2022) – Pollstar