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Comfort Suites RTP/RDU

Comfort Suites RTP/RDULocated only 2 miles from the Raleigh/Durham Airport and located centrally in Research Triangle Park. Featuring newly renovated guest suites with high speed Internet access, microwave, fridge and bottled water in every room...more

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Research Triangle Park

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Research Triangle ParkThe Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located at Research Triangle Park, minutes from Raleigh Durham International Airport. As a service to our guests, we offer Free Park & Fly to our guests. We jump start your day with...more

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The Research Triangle Park was founded in January 1959 by a committee of government, university, and business leaders as a model for research, innovation, and economic development. By establishing a place where educators, researchers, and businesses come together as collaborative partners, the founders of the Park hoped to change the economic composition of the region and state, thereby increasing the opportunities for the citizens of North Carolina.

The vision was to provide a ready physical infrastructure that would attract research oriented companies. The advantage of locating in RTP would be that companies could employ the highly-educated local work force and be proximate to the research being conducted by the state's research universities.

Since it was established, the Park has witnessed a steady and stable increase in the number of companies and employees. Currently, there are more than 170 research and development related organizations in RTP. The original parcel of land that made up RTP in 1959 consisted of 4,400 acres. Through the years, the Foundation acquired more land, surpassing 5,500 acres by 1979 and totaling nearly 7,000 acres presently. In the same period, the Park's developed space has increased from only 200,000 square feet in 1960 to more than 25 million square feet in 2007.

More than 40,000 full-time equivalent employees work in RTP with an estimated 10,000 contract workers. These employees have combined annual salaries of over $2.7 billion. The average salary in the Park is $56,000 annually, nearly 45 percent higher than the regional and national average.

The Research Triangle Park is strategically located on the eastern seaboard of the United States in the state of North Carolina. It is at the center of the dynamic Research Triangle Region with a population of nearly 3 million within a 60 mile radius.

RTP is the largest and longest continually operating research park in the United States, encompassing 7,000 acres. With more than 170 companies occupying 25 million square feet of developed space, RTP is globally renowned as a center of innovation. It boasts one of the largest concentrations of high-technology workers in the country.

The Research Triangle Park is home to a broad spectrum of companies -- from Fortune 100 multinational research and development operations, to university spin-outs and start-up operations. Companies in the Park are clustered in several industry sectors, including information/communications technology, biotechnology and life sciences, and environmental sciences. In addition, a number of US federal agencies have a presence in the Park.

Ranging from 11,000+ employee multinational research operations to 1-2 person start-up companies, RTP has space options available for all types of research companies.

Companies wanting to set up operations in RTP may either purchase land for individual campuses or lease space in one of many multi-tenant buildings


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