No, I am not a Brittany Spears fan, but I think Raleigh is trying to emulate her chart topping song.
The Raleigh-Cary area is consistently getting top rankings in it seems every ranking by every newspaper, magazine, or study. This week is no different. In an ABC news story, the Raleigh-Cary area ranked #3 for the Most Optimistic US Metro Area.
For the past 20 months, the Raleigh area has been at or near the top of 114 list, including 10 so far this year. The types of lists ranges from quality of life to residential market quality to various employment clusters to being one of the top funniest cities.
I moved here in August 2003 from southern California. I had the same reaction that most people do when they move here, “Look at all the trees!”. But after that I got to experience the Triangle and all the great things about it. This is more so now. With such things going on, such as the great entrepreneurial and start-up cultures in both downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham, the increase attention from national studies and publications, and continuous strong presence of NC State, Duke, and UNC academically and athletically, the Triangle will continue to become a major player for new businesses and growth that would make larger cities jealous.
What is your favorite thing about living and working in the Triangle?
–J. Nolfo helps companies understand their market and customers though a variety of market research strategies. He has over ten years of experience of market research for strategic planning purposes. He is the Director of Research at Rhino Market Research. He shares his thoughts about market research and business concepts with his blog “Pensare…Understanding Market Research in Business“. If you would like to discuss this blog or how J. can help you understand your market and customer needs, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.