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Key Rankings

Can-do. Cool. Healthy. Brainy. Young. Funny. Inventive. Optimistic. Clean. Affordable. Smart. 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. Here’s how the Triangle stacks up when it comes to jobs, key industries, the economy and business:

#3 City where White-Collar Employment is Booming (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, July 2015

#4 Top Digital County (Wake County, NC) Government Tech, July 2015

#2 Life Science Cluster (Raleigh-Durham, NC) JLL Life Science Outlook, July 2015

#3 County in NC With the Most Incoming Investments (Wake, NC) Smart Asset, July 2015 

#2 Up –and-Coming Cities for Tech Jobs (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Zip Recruiter, July 2015

#3 Top Labor Market (Raleigh, NC) Career Builder, July 2015

#10 Top City for Employee Satisfaction (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, June 2015

#6 Top New Hub for Economic Growth (Raleigh, NC) Bloomberg, June 2015

 #1 Best City in NC to get a Job (Cary, NC) Zippia, June 2015

#5 U.S. City with the most STEM graduates (Raleigh, NC) Brookings Institute, June 2015

 #4 Best Place for STEM Grads (Durham - Chapel Hill) NerdWallet, June 2015

 #5 Most Pro-Business City in America (Raleigh, NC) Market Watch, May 2015

#2 Best City to Work for a Small Business (Raleigh, NC) Wallet Hub, May 2015

#1 Best City for Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Glassdoor, May 2015

#2 City Creating the Most Technology Jobs in 2015 (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, April 2015

#8 Top U.S. Biopharma Cluster (Raleigh, NC) GEN, March 2015

#1 Hot Spot for Tech Startups Outside Silicon Valley (Raleigh, NC), March 2015

#3 Labor Market in the US (Raleigh, NC) CareerBuilder, February 2015

#13 America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs (Raleigh-Cary), NerdWallet, February 2015

#1 Hot City for IT Pros in 2015 (Raleigh, NC) Information Weekly, February 2015

#3 Best City for STEM Professionals (Raleigh, NC) WalletHub, January 2015

#3 City for Minorities in Computing (Raleigh, NC) Change the Equation, December 2014

#5 State for clean sector job creation in Q3 2014 (North Carolina) Environmental Entrepreneurs, November 2014

#2 Easiest Place to Find a Job (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, November 2014

#3 Best Place for Entrepreneurs to Start a Business (Raleigh, NC) U.S. Chamber of Commerce, August 2014

#1 Best Place for Business in 2014 (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes, July 2014

#1 City Where Temp Jobs are Poised to Grow the Fastest (Raleigh-Cary, NC) EMSI, July 2014

#4 City for Finding a Great Tech Job (Raleigh, NC) TechRepublic, July 2014

#5 Top State for Business (North Carolina) CNBC, June 2014

#2 Best City for a Job This Summer (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, June 2014

#4 Life Science Cluster in the U.S. (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Jones Lang LaSalle, June 2014

#2 Fastest Growth in U.S. Patents Received (Raleigh-Cary, NC) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, June 2014

#4 Best State for Business 2014 (North Carolina) Chief Executive, May 2014

#5 Competitive State of 2013 (North Carolina) Site Selection Magazine, May 2014

#4 Best City to Start a Business (Raleigh, NC) Nerd Wallet, May 2014

#4 Most Cost-Attractive Mid-Sized City for Business (Raleigh, NC) KPMG, April 2014

#4 Best Big City for Jobs in 2014 (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes April 2014

For a full list of rankings in the Region or surrounding communities, use the links below:

Research Triangle Region Rankings
Durham County Rankings
Orange County Rankings
Wake County Rankings