Raleigh Area Accolades

2006 Accolades

  • #1 Best City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - AllBusiness.com, November 2006
  • #8 Safest City (Cary, NC) - Morgan Quitno Press, October 2006
  • #15 Climate Ranking - Business Development Outlook, September/October 2006
  • #6 Area for Relocating Singles (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) - Primacy Relocation, October 2006
  • #1 Area Overall (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Economic Scorecard, September 2006
  • #1 Area for Tech Business (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Silicon Valley Leadership Group, September 2006
  • #3 Best City for Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) - Entrepreneur.com, August 2006
  • #3 Top Metro Overall (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management's Mayor's Challenge, August 2006
  • #5 Most Wired City (Raleigh, NC) - Forbes.com, August 2006
  • #10 Fastest Growing MSA (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, July 2000 - July 2005 (Released August 2006)
  • #12 Best Sports City (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) - The Sporting News, August 2006
  • #4 Greatest Home Price Appreciation Market (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Veros, July 2006
  • #6 Best City for Singles (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Forbes.com, July 2006
  • #7 Best Hospital for Specialty Care (Duke Medical Center) - U.S. News & World Report, July 2006
  • 5-Star Business Metro for Business Expansion (Raleigh, NC) - Expansion Management, July/August 2006
  • #13 Fastest Growing City in the Nation (Raleigh, NC)
  • #22 Fastest Growing City in the Nation (Cary, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, June 2006
  • #7 Brainiest Small Cities (Cary, NC) - Bizjournal.com, June 2006
  • 5-Star Quality of Life Metro (Raleigh, NC) - Expansion Management's Quality of Life Quotient, May/June 2006
  • #2 Best Place for Business& Careers (Raleigh, NC) - Forbes, May 2006
  • Top 10 Projected Home Appreciation Market (Raleigh, NC) - MSN.com, April 2006
  • #2 Best Value Public Colleges (North Carolina State University) - Princeton Review, March 2006
  • #1 Highest Growth County in NC (Wake County, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, March 2006
  • #1 City for Federally Funded Economic Development Incentives (Raleigh, NC) - Public Policy Forum, March 2006
  • #10 Best Walking City (Raleigh, NC) - Prevention, March 2006
  • #16 Hottest City for Business Relocation & Expansion (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management, February 2006
  • #3 Most Educated City (Raleigh, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey, 2004 (Released January 2006)
  • #3 Best U.S. City for Bargains (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Hotwire Travel Value Index, January 2006
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