The Research Triangle Park (aka RTP, aka The Park) was created to stop the brain drain occurring from local university graduates leaving the state in search of better jobs. Merely an idea in the 1960’s, RTP has since grown to transform the economy of central North Carolina into a hub of technology and innovation.
Research Triangle Park Fast Facts:
8 miles long by 2 miles wide
40,000 + full-time employees
Major Employers include:
> Fidelity Investments
> RTI International
> US EPA
> Biogen Idec
For more information:
The Research Triangle Foundation is the economic development organization responsible for managing the Research Triangle Park.
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership is the economic development organization that promotes the 13-county region surrounding the RTP.