Forbes magazine has rated Raleigh (and I would suspect the RTP area) as the best place for business and careers.
I knew that in 1986….the year we moved to NC from MI. After several years of getting our business property sold….we were ready to move. Our research narrowed our choices to two….Austin, TX or Raleigh (Cary), NC. Family considerations made Cary the choice.
Even 26 years ago, Austin and Raleigh were desirable place for future growth. Actually another consideration was minimum amount of annual snow. Austin had a little less than Raleigh (and a few years Raleigh has received some significant snow amounts).
All-in-all….Raleigh was a good choice.