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76 North Carolina Economic Development Guide Facts of life THE TRIANGLE Working and playing hard R esidents work hard in this region, which is home to the state capital and Research Triangle Park. But they play hard, too. Here you'll fi nd Tobacco Road, the legendary college basketball rivalry that includes N.C. State University, UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. It also is where the 2006 Stanley Cup winning Carolina Hurricanes skate. Revitalized downtowns in Raleigh, Durham and many other cities of er top- notch cuisine in a mixed-use environment. Performances, museums and culture abound in the state's fastest growing region. Each October, the North Carolina State Fair's exhibits, food and amusements attract about 1 million visitors. Main industries Counties Chatham Durham Edgecombe Franklin Lee Granville Harnett Johnston Moore Nash Orange Person Vance Wake Warren Wilson Recent economic announcements: (Company, jobs, investment, industry sector, county) • Argos Therapeutics Inc. 236, $56.6 million, life sciences, Durham • Linamar Corp. 125, $40 million, automotive components, Wilson • Proto Labs Inc. 170, $25 million, life sciences, Wake • Coty Inc., 191, $18.3 million, Lee • HCL America Inc. 1,237, $9 million, information technology, Wake • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals • Information technology • Clean technology • Education Transportation assets • Interstates 40, 85 and 95 • Amtrak passenger rail service • Harnett Regional Jetport • Henderson-Oxford Airport • Moore County Airport • Raleigh-Durham International Airport • Raleigh Executive Jetport • Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport • Triangle North Executive Airport Attraction and events • Wilson Whirligig Festival, Wilson • North and South Amateur Golf Championships, Pinehurst • Carrboro Music Festival, Carrboro • Selma Railroad Days, Selma • Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh • BugFest, Raleigh • North Carolina State Fair, Raleigh • World of Bluegrass, Raleigh • Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham Photo courtesy of GRCVB/

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