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2015 Accolades

  • #2 Among 2015 Quality of Life Index in N.C. (Raleigh) - LawnStarter, December 2015
  • #3 Among 2015 North America Airport Satisfaction Study-Medium Airport Ranking (RDU International Airport) - J.D. Power and Associates, December 2015
  • 2015 Readers' Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - ConventionSouth, December 2015
  • 2015 Platinum Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Smart Meetings, December 2015
  • The Most Beer Brands on Draft Tap (Raleigh Beer Garden) - Guinness World Records, November 2015
  • The Most Varieties of Beer on Draft Tap (Raleigh Beer Garden) - Guinness World Records, November 2015
  • Among Five Southern Chefs to Watch (Cheetie Kumar of Garland, Raleigh) - OpenTable, October 2015
  • Among Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award Recipients (Mandolin, Raleigh) - Distinguished Restaurants of North America, October 2015
  • Among 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America (Irregardless Cafe and Catering, Raleigh) - OpenTable, October 2015
  • 2015 Gold Service Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Meetings & Conventions, September 2015
  • Among 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America (Garland, Raleigh) - OpenTable, September 2015
  • #5 Among Best Local Food Scene (Raleigh) - USA TODAY and 10Best's Readers' Choice, August 2015
  • 2015 Pinnacle Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Successful Meetings, August 2015
  • #1 Among Best Places to Live in America (Apex) - MONEY Magazine, August 2015
  • Among 11 Excellent Cold Brew Coffees (Slingshot Coffee Co., Raleigh) - Eater, August 2015
  • #2 Among Best Large Cities to Live in (Raleigh) - WalletHub, August 2015
  • #2 Among Top 10 Music Cities Other Than Nashville (Raleigh) - Music From The Row, July 2015
  • Among the 20 Best State Fairs in America (N.C. State Fair, Raleigh) - Vacations Made Easy, July 2015
  • Among the Best Steakhouses in all 50 States (Angus Barn, Raleigh) - Business Insider, July 2015
  • #2 Among the Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs (Raleigh) - Fast Company, July 2015
  • #4 Among Most Innovative, Pioneering Digital Counties: 500,000 or More Population Category (Wake County) - Center for Digital Government, July 2015
  • Among 17 Most Underrated American Cities (Raleigh) - Urban Insider, July 2015
  • Among Grand Award Winners (Angus Barn, Raleigh) - Wine Spectator, July 2015
  • Among Best Sandwiches in America (Banh Mi at The Station, Raleigh) - Restaurant Hospitality, June 2015
  • #4 Among the Best Places to Drink Coffee in 2015 (Joule Coffee & Table, Raleigh) - GQ, June 2015
  • 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business of the Year (Triangle Rock Club, Morrisville) - June 2015
  • Among Top 100 Cities on Twitter (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Encore Alert, June 2015
  • #3 Among 12 Music Festivals You Should Actually Attend This Summer (Hopscotch, Raleigh) - The Huffington Post, May 2015
  • #3 Among Best Cities to Work - Economic Environment (Raleigh MSA) - WalletHub, May 2015
  • #10 Among Best Cities to Work - Small Business Environment (Raleigh MSA) - WalletHub, May 2015
  • Sports Tourism Organization of the Year (Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance) - National Association of Sports Commissions, April 2015
  • #1 Among Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future (Raleigh) - The Financial Times, April 2015
  • Among 2015 Award of Excellence Winners (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Corporate & Incentive Travel, April 2015
  • #2 Among the Cities Creating The Most Tech Jobs (Raleigh) - Forbes, April 2015
  • Among Five LGBT Travel Picks for 2015 (Raleigh) - Metro Weekly, March 2015
  • Among 29 Cities All Twentysomethings Should Pick Up and Move To (Raleigh) - BuzzFeed, March 2015
  • #1 Among 2014 Top N.C. Historic Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2015
  • #6 Among 2014 Top N.C. Historic Attractions (Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2015
  • #11 Among 2014 Top N.C. Historic Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2015
  • #15 Among 2014 Top N.C. Historic Attractions (North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2015
  • Second place in the U.S. Brewers Cup Championship (Slingshot Coffee Co., Raleigh) - February 2015
  • Among 2015 Most Romantic Restaurants in America (Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern, Raleigh) - OpenTable, February 2015
  • Among Five American Cities You Should Visit in 2015 (Raleigh) - The Huffington Post, February 2015
  • Among 2015 Best Hotels in the U.S.A. Winners (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - U.S. News & World Report, January 2015
  • Among World's 300 Largest Metropolitan Economies in 2014 (Raleigh) - Brookings Institution, January 2015
  • #3 Among Best Metro Areas for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Professionals (Raleigh MSA) - WalletHub, January 2015
  • Among America's 100 Best Beer Bars 2015 (Busy Bee Cafe, Raleigh) - Draft, January 2015
  • Among America's 100 Best Beer Bars 2015 (Raleigh Times Bar, Raleigh) - Draft, January 2015
  • Among Cities to Watch in 2015 (Raleigh) - Urbanful, January 2015
  • #2 Among The Fastest-Growing Minority Cities in America for Hispanics (Raleigh) - Brookings Institution, January 2015
  • #2 Among The Fastest-Growing Minority Cities in America for Asians (Raleigh) - Brookings Institution, January 2015
  • #6 Among The Fastest-Growing Minority Cities in America for Blacks (Raleigh) - Brookings Institution, January 2015