TRIANGLE NC ACCOLADES


Education

  • #2 Most Educated City US Census Bureau-American Community Survey, 2003 (Released April 2005)
  • #2 Best Public Education System (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Management, April 2005
  • #2 Most Educated City US Census Bureau-American Community Survey, 2002 (Released May 2004)
  • #6 Best Public School System (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill MSA) Expansion Management’s MSA Education Quotient Rankings, April 2004
  • 2005 National Superintendent of the Year (Bill McNeal, Wake County Public Schools) American Association of School Administrators, 2004
  • #3 Wake County Schools Best Education In The Biggest Cities Forbes, February 2004
  • Gold Ribbon School District – Wake County Expansion Management, December 2003
  • # 2 Best Place for Education Forbes Magazine, June 2003
  • #1 Best City for Education Places Rated Almanac, Millennium Edition

Lifestyle

  • #4 Best City for Singles Forbes Magazine, July 2005
  • #17 Best Place for Running in the United States Runners World, July 2005
  • #8 Places for Wireless Connections Intel, June 2005
  • Five Star Quality of Life Metro (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Management, April 2005
  • Top 50 Five Star City for Quality of Life (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Management, March 2005
  • #4 Best City for Dating (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Sperling's Best Places, May 2004
  • #4 City That Rocks Esquire Magazine, April 2004
  • Hottest Town in the East (Cary, NC) Money Magazine, January 2004
  • #6 Most Fun City Cranium, January 2004
  • #1 College Town (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) Tier II USA TODAY, August 2003
  • #10 Lowest Rents CBD Expansion Management, August 2003
  • #1 Best Place to Live MSN House & Home, July 2003
  • #1 Best Place to Live & Work Employment Review Magazine, June 2003
  • #9 Best City for Singles Forbes Magazine, June 2003
  • #3 Best Place to Reinvent Your Life AARP Magazine, May/June 2003
  • #10 Low-Stress City (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) Sperlings Best Places, 2003
  • Top 20 Best Urban Trails (Raleigh's Umstead Park) Runner's World, October 2001
  • #4 Healthiest Metro Area in the US Demographics Daily, June 2001
  • #2 Best Place to Live and Work Employment Review, June 2001

Business

  • Named one of 15 Top Fast Cities (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Fast Company, November 2005
  • #7 Top Metro for Scientists & Engineers per capita (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Magazine, May 2005
  • #10 Top Metro for University Spending (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Magazine, May 2005
  • # 7 Best Educated Workforce (Raleigh-Cary) Expansion Magazine, May 2005
  • #2 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Forbes, May 2005
  • Top Five Most Innovatiove Entrepreneurial Regions (Raleigh) US Small Business Administration, April 2005
  • #8 High Tech City (Raleigh) Popular Science, February 2005
  • #4 Best City for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Gold Guide Rankings, May 2004
  • #5 Best City for Economic Dynamism Gold Guide Rankings, May 2004
  • #2 Best Place for Business (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Forbes, May 2004
  • #1 City with the Happiest Workers Hudson Employment Index, March 2004
  • #3 High Value Labor Market Quotient 2005 Expansion Management, March 2004
  • #6 Least Expensive Midsize Metro Area for Businesses KPMG LLP, February 2004
  • #1 Hottest Job Market (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) Business 2.0, March 2004
  • #4 Top State for New Business Sites and Facilities Plants Sites and Parks, January 2004
  • #13 Hottest Cities (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Expansion Management, January 2004
  • #11 Choice City for Biotechnology Business Development Outlook, December 2003
  • #9 Hottest Job Growth Market 2003-2013 Business 2.0, September 2003
  • #7 High Value Labor Market Quotient 2003 Expansion Management, July 2003
  • #4 Top High-Tech City Business Facilities, May 2003
  • #9 Best City for Corporate Headquarters Business Facilities, April 2003
  • #3 Best Place for Business and Careers Forbes Magazine, May 26, 2003
  • #1 Fastest Growing Local Online Population Nielson/Netratings Report, February 2003
  • #3 Highest Mobile Phone Penetration Telephia Report, February 2003
  • #10 Real Estate Market Expansion Management, August 2002
  • #3 in New Biotechnology Companies in the 1990's Signs of Life: The Growth of the Biotechnology Centers in the US. Brookings Institute, June 2002
  • Top 60 Cybercity Site Selection Magazine, March 2002
  • #2 City in the US for Relocation Expansion Management, January 2002
  • #3 Hottest Metro Plants, Sites & Parks, March 2002
  • Fastest Growing State in Venture Capital Investment Plants, Sites & Parks, January 2002
  • 5-Star Ranking for Best Economic Metro Demographics Daily, January 2002
  • #5 for access to venture capital Progressive Policy Institute, April 2001
  • #3 for access to high-tech jobs Progressive Policy Institute, April 2001
  • #8 Most Wired City Yahoo! Internet Life, March 2001
  • #3 for percentage of households using the Net Yahoo! Internet Life, March 2001
  • #4 for broadband use and interest Yahoo! Internet Life, March 2001
  • #7 State (NC) for New Facilities/Expansions in 2000 Site Selection, March 2001
  • #4 Best City to Start and Grow a Company Now Inc., December 2000
  • #3 Best City in the Nation for Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur, October 2000
  • #6 for Directory Density (sites per 1000 capita) Yahoo! Internet Life, March 2000
  • #5 for Hosts Per Capita Yahoo! Internet Life, March 2000
  • #6 Hottest City Expansion Management, January 2000

Meetings & Conferences

  • #20 Expo's Top 25 Bargain Destinations Expo, July/August 2004
  • #3 Cost-Effective Location for Corporate Meetings GetThere, December 2003
  • #10 Successful Meetings 10 to Watch Successful Meetings, December 2003