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60 N O R T H C A R O L I N A E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E ome to Pinehurst, where you'll fi nd some of the world's legendary golf courses, and the state's three major research universities — Duke University, N.C. State University and UNC Chapel Hill — the fast-growing Triangle region combines urban amenities with a variety of leisure activities. Tailgating is a tradition at college-football games in the fall, and Durham and Raleigh, the region's largest cities, are bustling with shops and top-notch restaurants as revitalization brings new residents and businesses to the downtown areas. A R O U N D T H E S T A T E | R E G I O N S H A T T R A C T I O N S • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh • PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, Raleigh • State Farmers Market, Raleigh • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh • Durham Performing Arts Center • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill E V E N T S • World of Bluegrass, Raleigh, September • Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, September • North Carolina State Fair, Raleigh, October • Moogfest, Durham, May A T T R A C T I O N S North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh THE TRIANGLE Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals • Information technology • Clean technology • Education C O U N T I E S I N D U S T R I E S THE PILOT/GRCVB/VISITRALEIGH.COM

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