Why Durham

Quick Facts

The Best Talent 

Talent is often cited as a strategic differentiator in a company’s decisions to locate or expand in our market. Our region is home to three tier-one research universities: NC State, Duke and UNC and 12 colleges and universities and seven nationally renowned community colleges.

students annually
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Convenient Location 

I-40, I-95, and direct flights from NYC, ATL, BOS, SEA, SFO, BNA, and AUS all connect you with more than 200 million people who live east of the Mississippi. 

Courtesy of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

Unbeatable Quality of Life and Culture 

Vibrant rural, urban, and culturally rich communities, all a short, scenic drive to the mountains, trails, or coastlines. And if homeownership is of interest to you, the Triangle area is full of affordable options. Are you interested in relocating to Durham? View Durham Magazine’s 2021 Visitors and Relocation Guide.

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average commute time