Raleigh Area Accolades

2007 Accolades

  • 5-Star Public Education Metro (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management, December 2007
  • #7 Top Appreciating Metro Are (Raleigh, NC) - Money, December 2007
  • #1 Top Business Climate (North Carolina) - Site Selection, November 2007
  • Top 25 Places for Retirement Jobs (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - MarketWatch, November 2007
  • Top Research Science Park (North Carolina State University - Centennial Campus) - The Association of University Research Parks, November 2007
  • #16 Top Real Estate Market (Raleigh, NC) - Expansion Management, October 2007
  • #3 Economic Development Hot Spot (Wake County, NC) - National Policy Research Council, September 2007
  • #10 Economic Development Hot Spot (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) - National Policy Research Council, September 2007
  • #3 Techiest City in America (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 (Data released September 2007)
  • #3 5-Star Business Opportunity Metro (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management, August 2007
  • #12 Most Affordable Real Estate Market in the Nation (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Forbes.com, August 2007
  • #12 Best Market for Female Execs and Women Business Owners (Raleigh, NC) - Bizjournals, August 2007
  • #63 Fastest Growing Suburb in America (Apex, NC) - Forbes.com, August 2007
  • #15 Most Educated Workforce (Raleigh, NC) - Business Facilities, July 2007
  • # 22 Best Place to Live (Holly Springs, NC) - Money, July 2007
  • "Fast City" for Research and Development (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Fast Company, July 2007
  • #8 Fastest Growing Large City (Cary, NC) Fast Company, July 2007
  • #15 Fastest Growing Large City (Raleigh, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 (Data released 2007)
  • #1 Seller's Market-Residential (Raleigh, NC) - Forbes.com, June 2007
  • #3 Best City for Relocating Families - Medium Markets (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, 2007 Report
  • #10 Large Metro for Business Recruitment & Attraction (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC) - Expansion Management, May/June 2007
  • Top 5 Cities for Young Singles (Raleigh, NC) - Kiplinger's Best Cities for Every Stage of Your Life List, June 2007
  • #3 America's Best Jobs in the Hottest Cities (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Business 2.0, May 2007
  • #3 Best City for African Americans (Raleigh, NC) - Black Enterprise, May 2007
  • #4 Hottest Job Market for Young Adults (Raleigh, NC) - Bizjournals, April 2007
  • #1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh, NC) - Forbes, April 2007
  • #3 Metro for College Educated Workers (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management, April 2007
  • #8 Fastest Growing Metro in the Nation (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - U.S. Census Bureau, April 2007
  • #5 Best Place to Find a Mate (Raleigh, NC) - Men's Health, March 2007
  • #1 Best U.S. City for Jobs (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Forbes.com, February 2007
  • Top 50 Hottest Cities for Expanding and Relocating Companies (Raleigh-Cary, NC) - Expansion Management, February 2007
  • Top 10 Tech Town (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Wired Magazine, January 2007
  • #1 School District in the Nation for Certified Teachers (Wake County) - National Board of Certified Teachers, January 2007
  • Gold Rating (Wake County Schools) - Expansion Management's Education Quotient, January 2007
  • Top 10 Places in the South for the Creative Class (Raleigh-Durham, NC) - Southern Business and Development, Winter 2007
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