Key Rankings Of The Triangle Of North Carolina

Written by Josh Hines on June 16, 2013 under Startup Location Blogs
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These are just a few of the words that top national media outlets use to describe us and our region in their key yearly rankings of places across the country.

Key Rankings Of The Triangle Of North Carolina

Here’s how the Triangle stacks up when it comes to jobs, key industries, the economy and business:

#5 Competitive State of 2012 (North Carolina), Site Selection Magazine, May 2013

#4 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (Raleigh, NC), Nerd Wallet, April 2013

#2 Best City to Start a Business (Raleigh, NC), Nerd Wallet, April 2013

#3 in Growth of Women-Owned Businesses (North Carolina) American Express, April 2013

Silver Shovel Award Recipient for Economic Development and Job Creation (North Carolina), Area Development, April 2013

#2 Medium Sized City for Young Entrepreneurs (Raleigh, NC) under30ceo.com, March 2013

#4 City for Life Science Companies (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Area Development Magazine, March 2013

#8 City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh, NC) Nerd Wallet, February 2013

#2 Place to Start a Business in 2013 (Raleigh, NC) National Federation of Independent Business, February 2013

#1 Fastest Growing State for Job Growth in Biosciences since 2001 (North Carolina) Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, January 2013

#1 State for Job Growth (North Carolina) Staffing Industry Analysts, February 2013

# 4 City Winning the Battle for America’s Biggest Growth Sector (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes.com, February 2013

#4 Best City for Small Business (Raleigh-Cary, NC) The Business Journals, February 2013

#3 Best-Performing City for Creating & Sustaining Jobs & Economic Growth (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Milken Institute, January 2013

#5 America’s New Tech Hot Spots (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes.com, January 2013

#2 Increase in Clean Economy Jobs 2003-2010 (Raleigh, NC) Brookings Institution, January 2013

#1 Large -Sized County (Durham, NC) Fourth Economy National Community Index, December 2012

#3 Easiest City For Finding a Job (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, November 2012

#2 Best Region to Secure a Biotech Job (North Carolina) Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, October 2012 

#1 Creative Class Metro (Durham, NC) Martin Prosperity Institute, July 2012

#1 Fastest Growing City for Technology Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Dice, March 2012

#1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, June 2011

#1 Highest Paying Metro Area in the South (Durham, NC) The Business Journals, May 2011

#1 Metro for IT Labor Force (Raleigh-Durham, NC) KLG Advisors, May 2011

#2 Biggest Brain Magnet in U.S. (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes.com, February 2011

#2 Fastest Growing Region for Green Jobs (Research Triangle Region) Brookings Institution, July 2011

#2 Top City for Smart Grid U.S. Headquarters (Raleigh, NC) Duke University, April 2011

#2 Top City for Smart Grid Software Development (Raleigh, NC) Duke University, April 2011

#4 City for Young Adults to Start a Career (Raleigh, NC) American City Business Journals, June 2011

#5 Top 10 Best Cities for Educated Workers (Raleigh-Cary, NC) 247WallSt.com, September 2011

#7 Best City for Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, May 2012

#8 Place for Military Retirees to Launch Second Career (Raleigh, NC), USAA.com, November 2011

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