We keep getting good news about Raleigh / Cary! In the past month we’ve been named as the first place to most likely see appreciation in Real Estate, one of the best places to Retire, One of the best areas for Single Rich folks and now… one of the BRAINIEST Cities in America!
According to new Census Bureau data, the national average for cities with people 25 years or older who have bachelor’s, master’s, professional school or doctorate degrees is less than 25%… In Raleigh, that concentration is at 42.4% putting us at number 4 on the list!
“There’s a very high correlation between earnings and educational attainment,” said Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine.
Cary currently trends at number 13 on the fastest area in the country for Job Growth!
According to CNN Money, Wake County is one of the nation’s leader in a high-tech and biotech jobs.
Wake County is home to Research Triangle Park, the country’s largest industrial park, where IBM has extensive operations, employing 11,000, along with GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems, and SAS Institute.
Even though there are more than 160 companies in RTP, the lion’s share of Wake County’s jobs come from the public sector. The lion’s share of local jobs are with the state government or the public school system. North Carolina State University and the county are also major players.
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