The Town of Apex and the Research Triangle Region are constantly recognized by outside sources for being great places to live and work.  Recent accolades include:

Apex Accolades

  • 6th Safest City in North Carolina; CreditDonkey (February, 2016)
  • Best Places to Live: #1 in America; Time/Money Magazine (August, 2015)
  • #2 Best City in NC to get a Job, Zippia (June, 2015)
  • 4th Safest Place to Live in North Carolina; (January, 2015)
  • Best Places to Live: #9 in America, and #1 in North Carolina; CNN/Money Magazine (August, 2013)
  • #3 Best Place to Move To, (July 2009)
  • Top 100 Places to Live, (April 2009)
  • Best Places to Live: #14 in America, CNN/Money Magazine (July, 2007)

North Carolina Accolades

  • #5 America's Top States for Business, CBNC (July, 2016)
  • #2 Best State Business Climate, Site Selection Magazine (November, 2015)
  • #2 Best State for Business and Careers, Forbes (October, 2015)
  • #3 Best State for Business, Chief Executive Magazine (May, 2015)
  • Top Ten Most Innovative States in the U.S., Consumer Electronics Association (April, 2015)
  • #5 State for Clean Sector Job Creation, Environmental Entrepreneurs (November, 2014)
  • #3 Fastest-Growing State for Tech Jobs, Dice (August, 2014)

For a complete list of regional accolades, please visit Wake County Economic Development and click on the accolades link.