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Key Rankings - Work

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 Best Place for Business and Career (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | October 2016

#10 Best Place for Women Entrepreneurs (Durahm-Chapel Hill, NC) GoodCall | September 2016

#2 City to be a Nurse (Durham, NC) SmartAsset | September 2016

#7 Top Innovation Hub (Raleigh, NC) Business Facilities | August 2016

#4 Top Tech Startup City (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2016

#10 City for Lowest Cost of Business (Raleigh, NC) Business Facilities | August 2016

#3 Top U.S. Life Science Cluster (Raleigh-Durham, NC) JLL Life Science Outlook | 2016

#2 Area with the Highest Number of Tech Jobs (Raleigh-Durham, NC) New York Times | August 2016

#2 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (Raleigh, NC) MoneyRates | July 2016

#7 Best City for Tech Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Entrepreneur | July 2016

#1 Digital County (Population of 500,000 or more) (Wake County, NC) GovTech | July 2016

#6 Big City Where White-Collar Employment is Booming 2016 (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | July 2016

#8 Top Tech Market in North America (Raleigh, NC) CBRE | July 2016

#10 South Atlantic Metro for Sustainability (Raleigh, NC) Site Selection Magazine | July 2016

#3 Best City for Return on Salary (Durham, NC) Career Cast | July 2016

#5 U.S. City Generating the Best VC Returns (Raleigh, NC) PitchBook | June 2016

11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should (Raleigh, NC) Huffington Post | May 2016

#3 Best Midsize Metro for Job Seekers (Raleigh, NC) American Institute for Economic Research | May 2016

#7 ‘18 Hour City’ for New Grads to Start Their Careers (Raleigh, NC) Business Insider | May 2016

#4 Best City for Mid-Career Professionals in 2016 (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | May 2016

#4 City in the U.S. for Fostering Entrepreneurial Growth (Raleigh, NC) 1776 | May 2016

#9 Best City for Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | May 2016

#5 Best Place for STEM Graduates (Durham-Chapel-Hill, NC) NerdWallet | May 2016 

#6 Best City to Start a Career (Raleigh, NC) WalletHub | May 2016

#5 Top 10 Software Hotspot (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | April 2016

#6 Best City for Women in the Workforce 2016 (Durham, NC) Nerd Wallet | April 2016

#8 Leading Metro for Biotech Investment (Raleigh, NC) City Lab | April 2016

#6 Large Metro for Private-Sector Salary Growth(Raleigh, NC) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | April 2016

#3 Best City for Young Professionals (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | March 2016

#5 Most Tax-Friendly City for Small Business (Durham, NC) Thumbtack | March 2016

#9 Fastest Growing City (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | March 2016

#5 Best City to Live and Work (Raleigh, NC) Robert Half Career City Index | February 2016

#10 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living (Raleigh, NC) Money Geek | February 2016

#3 City Secretly Great for Tech Grads  (Raleigh, NC) DataFox | January 2016

The 7 Hottest Startup Hubs (That Aren’t Silicon Valley) (Raleigh, NC) Inc. | January 2016

#5 City of the Future (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | January 2016

#6 Most Future-Ready City (Raleigh, NC) Dell & IHS Economics Group | January 2016

#4 Metro for “Creative-in-Traded” Jobs (Raleigh, NC) CityLab | January 2016

#9 City For Creatives (Durham, NC) SmartAsset | January 2016

#4 Metro for Venture Capital Investment Per Capita (Durham, NC) CityLab | January 2016

#3 Most Educated Mid-Sized Metro (Durham, NC) Headlight Data | January 2016

#10 Best City to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York (Durham, NC) DataFix | December 2015 

#9 Best Market for Industrial Property Investment (Durham, NC) Situs RERC Value vs. Price Index | December 2015

#9 Top Metro for Job Creation (Raleigh, NC) Gallup | December 2015

#2 City With the Most Job Openings Per Person (Raleigh, NC) Indeed | December 2015

#6 Best Performing City (Raleigh, NC) Milken Institute | December 2015

#2 Easiest City to Find a Job (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | December 2015

#6 Small City for Economic Potential (Durham, NC) Financial Times | November 2015

#7 Best City in the World to Launch a Career (Raleigh, NC) HubSpot | October 2015

#9 Large City for Economic Growth (Raleigh, NC) WalletHub | September 2015

Top 5 Best Office Central Business District to Invest In (Raleigh, NC) National Real Estate Investor | August 2015

Top 10 Music City Other Than Nashville (Raleigh, NC) Music from the Row | August 2015

#6 City for Advanced Manufacturing (Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015

#3 Metro for Economic Growth (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 

#2 Metro as a Tech Job Leader (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 
 
#1 Metro for Life Science Clusters (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 
 
#1 Metro for STEM Leadership (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015


#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) Selfstorage.com, 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

#3 Metro for Economic Growth (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 ~ #2 Metro as a Tech Job Leader (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 ~ #1 Metro for Life Science Clusters (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015 ~ #1 Metro for STEM Leadership (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business Facilities | August 2015

#6 Best Performing City (Raleigh, NC) Milken Institute | December 2015

#2 City With the Most Job Openings Per Person (Raleigh, NC) Indeed | December 2015

No. 9 for best market for industrial property investment - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/media/accolades/?start=26#sthash.72OzQRO0.dpuf

(Durham, NC) Financial Times | November 2015

http://www.citylab.com/tech/2016/01/the-rise-of-global-startup-cities/426780/

#10 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living (Raleigh, NC) Money Geek | February 2016

#9 Fastest Growing City (Raleigh, NC) Forbes | March 2016

#8 Leading Metro for Biotech Investment (Raleigh, NC) City Lab | April 2016

6 best city for women in the workforce 2016