Research Triangle Park – RTP
The “Park” is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation of NC, which is a private nonprofit with a very public mission of serving, supporting education, creating meaningful work and jobs through economic development and lifting up the people in the state of NC. Research Triangle Park is a place to live, work, play, and collaborate.
“The Frontier” center at RTP is still under construction, but will have 5 levels with the first floor serving as a public convening space. Anyone will be welcome to come to The Frontier and work, host a meeting, or have a conference call. They will have different work areas and various setups. Free conference rooms will be open to the public with free coffee, internet, and sometimes free beer. The other floors will have more space and be open to tenants needing 5000 square feet or more. Short leases, variety of sizes, and affordable flat fee rent will allow networking and easy interaction among new companies. It will be a great way to become a part of the RTP community.
Quick facts about RTP
- started in 1959, it borders Wake & Durham Counties
- geographical size is 7000 acres (MAP)
- 190-200 businesses are located in RTP
- 40,000 to 50,000 employees work in RTP
- more than half of the companies in RTP have 25 employees or less
- Chemstrand was the first company to locate to RTP, in February 1961
*Details taken for this blog post from the 919 Magazine Spring 2015 article, “Inspiring the Future” – an interview with Mason Ailstock, VP for Business Development
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