During the last 30 years, growth in Raleigh, and the surrounding Research Triangle Region, has consistently and significantly outpaced the nation. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, North Carolina’s capital city has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation. It also happens to be a really nice place to live.
"Raleigh has a ton of momentum"
Jim Hansen, Regional President of PNC Bank, talks about the positive momentum he sees in Raleigh and the importance of engaging new residents to help them become part of the community. He credits Raleigh for being a place where “entrepreneurs can come to build companies and have support and vibrancy around their workforce.” And in addition to its great weather, culture, and location, Jim appreciates that Raleigh offers access to a multitude of recreational activities which helps professionals balance work and family life.
"We see Raleigh as a strategic advantage"
James M. Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, explains why, after an analysis of several cities, Raleigh was selected for the company’s headquarters. He describes the City as providing an excellent quality of life, including easy commutes to downtown, low cost of living, abundant educational opportunities, and fantastic local talent. James also discusses Raleigh’s business culture, noting that Red Hat benefits from being in a place where other entrepreneurial companies are located. He says that Raleigh “has a ton of momentum” as felt when walking down the streets, dining in restaurants, and talking to other business leaders who are considering locating here.
"People want to work and live in Raleigh"
“Our goal is to be a large company but still feel like a small company, and that is one of the things you can accomplish in a place like Raleigh” – Scott Mahoney, CEO, Peter Millar. Scott explains why Raleigh is an ideal location for Peter Millar’s headquarters. The company, which has hired more than 100 new employees since 2009, has seen tremendous growth. When asked about recruiting talented professionals, he says his company doesn’t have to look very far. There is a large pool of very talented people in this area. Scott believes that Raleigh provides an excellent quality of life, which makes his employees want to stay!