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Live Where You Work
Love Where you Live

Ranked Among the
Top 10 Cities
That Have…
“That Loving Feeling”
Durham is a community with the feel and hospitality of a Southern town
with the amenities and intellectual contributions of a major city.



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Make IT Durham is a public/private partnership that connects prospective and newly arrived
professionals and executives to Durham city and county resources, chamber members, and relocation
information and services.
Make IT Durham also offers member companies welcome packets which showcase Durham’s quality
of life, and hospitality services to help their new staff feel welcome in Durham, their new home.

For information about Make IT DURHAM, contact Gricelle Font, Director of Client Services
at the Durham Chamber at 919-328-8725 or email her at gfont@durhamchamber.org

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                         …home to Duke
                        University and The
                        Research Triangle
                          Park, in North
                            Carolina




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Durham is named #3 U.S. City to
Ride a Recession by Businessweek.
Durham is leading the way in
technology-based economic
development in North Carolina with
abundant talent and entrepreneurial
vision.




Ranks Durham as 11th Top
Metro Cities for Business and Careers

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 The Creative Class Thrives in Durham
# 6 Top Ten Tech Towns - Wired Magazine, 2007

Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the
Creative Class: and How it’s Transforming Work,
Leisure and Everyday Life, identified The
Triangle as the

      6th Most Creative Region in The Country

Median Age of Durham’s Residents:                 34
National and State Median Age:              36
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Profile of the
Creative Class
• Value Creativity
• Create an atmosphere of openness and diversity
• Fast-growing, highly educated, and well-paid
Boost Corporate Profits and Economic Growth by
“creating meaningful new forms.”
Members of the creative class do a wide variety of
work in a wide variety of industries - from technology to
entertainment, journalism to finance, and high-end
manufacturing to the arts.


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3 minutes from Duke University
15 minutes from Research Triangle Park
20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham Airport
$1.2 billion downtown renaissance


Historic Metropolitan
   Eclectic   Vibrant
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 Cost of Living & Quality of Life
  Durham’s metro area's cost of living ranked 22nd among 311 urban areas in the second quarter,
  the 22nd lowest among the nation's urban areas.


 What else is in Durham ?                             Award-winning restaurants

  Broadway Shows at The New Performing Arts Center

  The Nasher Museum 60,000 sq ft, $23 million Masterpiece to House Duke Art Collections and Exhibits

 The American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The Bull City’s Tobacco Campus and Trails, Stadiums and Golf Courses are all Rising to Meet You !




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DurhamChamber                               Some of Durham‟s nationally recognized
          Of Commerce                       restaurants and chefs...

                                                                                               GOURMET (October, 2006)
                                                                                                    Top 50 Restaurants –
                                                                                                     # 11 Magnolia Grill
           Soon after Nana's opened, Esquire                  4 Diamond Award
          Magazine dubbed it one of the best
          new restaurants in the country.

      Food & Wine Magazine recently praised Nana‟s, Magnolia Grill,
      Piedmont, Rue Cler, Tonali, and Watts Grocery. Vin Rouge, Nana’s, Chama's
      Churrascaria, and Washington Duke Inn’s Fairview Dining Room received Wine
      Spectator‟s online Award of Excellence.

               Revolution’s Restaurant Chef Anile has worked in Asia as well as London and has
               been featured in such publications as; Bon Appétit Magazine, Southern Living,



          “America's Foodiest Small Town”
                                                                                                      Chef Amy Tornquist
                                                                                           Graduate of La Varenne Ecole
                                                                                           de Cuisine in Paris, former
                                                                                           Nasher Museum Chef, just
                                                                                           opened Watts, already praised
                                                                                           in Food & Wine Magazine.


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           Premiering this Winter in Durham….
                 The Durham Performing Arts Center




                         2,800 Seat Performing Arts Center
                         will bring Broadway Shows… Direct
                         from New York.


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                                       Durham:
                                       City of Medicine
                                        Known as the City of Medicine,
                                        Durham is one of the southeast’s
                                        leaders in the breadth and quality
                                        of health care. The city supports
                                        five hospitals as well as many other
                                        medical-related services and
                        industries, all of which contribute to its reputation
                        as a pacesetter in this field.


                        One of the highest ratios of doctors to
                        resident populations in the country
                        Ranked among the Top 10 U.S. Hospitals
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Durham, a model of green efficiency



                                     ... Durham, North Carolina with a population just over 200,000
                                     has the most LEED buildings in the state and ranks in the top five
                                     nationally on a per capita basis. “All of the buildings Duke University
                                     has built over the past 5 years meet LEED standards.” The Sierra Club"




                                           Top indicators for sustainability:
The American Tobacco Campus
                                                  Transportation, Air Quality, Tap Water Quality,
man-made Ole Bull River, 450,000
                                                   LEED Building, Food & Agriculture, Zoning,
gallons of recycled wastewater run
through it…                                    Land Use, Solid Waste Diversion Rate, Planning, City
                                                Innovation, Energy/Climate, and Knowledge Base

                         Recycled Art
                         Exhibit
                         Duke Eye
                         Center Show




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Durham
Research Triangle Park Selected to Host 2009 International Association of
Science Parks IASP World Conference.

For the first time in its 22-year history, IASP will hold an independent, international
conference in the U.S. The year 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of RTP.

•Research, education and engagement by three of the nation’s top
research universities – Duke University, North Carolina State University and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Founded in 1959.
•Over 157 companies..More than $2 billion in annual research and development
•20 million square feet, over 45,000 workers. Businesses, governments and academia
collaborating continuously.




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The world is coming to RTP…




Research Triangle Park Selected to Host
2009 IASP World Conference and this dynamic meeting destination is
gearing up to provide a world-class experience. RTP has been selected to organize and host the
2009 World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP).

For the first time in its 22-year history, IASP will hold an independent, international conference in the
United States. The year 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of RTP and the 25th
anniversaries of a number of Triangle-area knowledge assets, including Centennial Campus at North
Carolina State University.

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Over 160 national and international
companies
24.5 million sq. ft. and 7,000 acres of
developed space
Tiny chips made in RTP light up
the National Aquatics Center for
the Olympics.
                                           The “Bird’s Nest” or National Stadium in Beijing,
                                           illuminated by CREE’s LEDs.


                                           LIGHTING BY CREE: BASED IN RTP, DURHAM CTY

                                              FOUNDED: 1987 BY N.C. STATE ALUMNI

                                                 EMPLOYEES: 2,600 worldwide, half in Durham


“The largest concentration of high-technology workers in the nation.”
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                                                            North Carolina Beaches
 Rated by Natural Resources Defense Council
  as one of the safest for fishing, wildlife and
                   swimming

A short drive from the North Carolina Coastline



                       Out along the Atlantic, warmed by the Gulf Stream, Wilmington
                       Beach makes its living as a resort, a busy port and an aspiring
                       movie capital. In autumn, the storybook oak-lined streets of
                       Wilmington are cool and quiet.




The Wilmington
River Walk
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                                    Durham,
                                    110 minutes from the
                                    Carolina Mountains
Asheville is an Appalachian Shangri-La. This year-round resort town, tucked between the Blue
Ridge and Smoky Mountains, draws a funky mix of New Agers, fleece-clad mountain bikers,
and antiques lovers. Charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan for a town of about 73,000,
Asheville has a Southern appeal all its own. From cafes to buzzing bistros, Art Deco skyscrapers
and arcades reminiscent of Paris, Kayaking and one of the world's largest private homes — the
Biltmore Estate, a French Renaissance-style mansion with 250 rooms.
                                      … no wonder so many locals first started out as tourists.




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    The American Tobacco Campus

2nd largest historic renovation in North Carolina History !
The American Tobacco Historic District includes over
one million square feet of high quality mixed-use retail.
The Durham Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art,
2,800 seat, 105,000-square-foot facility, will open in
winter, 2008 — adding a stunning cultural exhibition
center to the American Tobacco Historic District.




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                        The American Tobacco Trail is a regional rail-
                        trail project which will ultimately run from the
                        Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown
                        Durham to New Hill in Wake County.
                        Currently, the northern 7.7-mile asphalt
                        paved section, a 3-mile natural surface
                        south of I-40, currently being refurbished and
                        maintained by the Triangle Rails-to-Trails
                        Conservancy and the southernmost 3.5 mile
                        granite screenings surfaced section in Wake
                        County are open to the public.

                        Construction for the expansion of the trail
                        has begun and will be completed by
                        summer of 2009 and will link Durham trails to
                        Cary and Chapel Hill.

                        The ATT is the first true shared-use greenway
                        of significant length in North Carolina.


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          Of Commerce    Durham’s Public Schools:
           Proactive and Progressive
           •Great instructional programs
           •Well-prepared and attentive teachers
           •Innovative uses of resources




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                                                         Durham’s public
                                                          schools allow
                                                        parental choice for
                                                         the selection of
                                                         schools for their
                                                            children.
Four of Durham’s high schools are on Newsweek’s “Top 1,000 High Schools” list,
             putting them in the top 4% of all high schools in the country.

 Durham School for the Arts ranked #313 out of 1300 high schools ranked around the
          nation and 1 of only 2 Durham Public Schools to make the list!

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                              School for The Arts Tours UK, RTP Volunteers in Action,
                                 Business and Academic Leadership Involved….

                                        Over $11.5 Million in Scholarships
                           The DPS Class of 2008 has racked up over than $11.5 million in
                           academic scholarships. They include full rides to Harvard, Duke
                           and the U.S. Naval Academy. A few more notable awards are: Full
                          scholarship to Harvard, University Notre Dame University Scholar,
                              Full scholarship to Stanford University, Tulane University
                         Presidential Scholarship, Buckeye Scholar at Ohio State University,
                         Carolina Scholars and Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.

                                     DPS Students: Prepared for the World

                          Students in the Class of 2008 are going to be “all over the map” this
                              fall. They have been accepted to over 160 colleges and
                              universities in 32 states, as well as Mexico and Canada.
                                   For more information go to: dpsnc.sixfeetup.com

                        City of Medicine Academy Opens, offering promising futures.
                        Duke Medical Center Chancellor Victor Dzau (left)
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  Durham Public Schools Produce some of the
  Nation’s Leaders in Biological Science

  Jordan High School Senior, Shivani Sud, age 16, was the recipient of
  the Intel Science Talent Search for Biological Science, considered
  to be the Junior Nobel Prize, for her work with tumor and cancer
  chemotherapy delivery options. Shivani was a Biomedical Research
  Intern at both the National Cancer Institute and Temple University.

  Her college choices? Harvard, Princeton, Duke


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Nationally Acclaimed Architect Praises D.P.S…

                 “My wife and I are very pleased with Durham Public
                 Schools. They were excellent in preparing my son for
                 his college education. He is thriving at Stanford School
                 of Architecture, one of America’s finest universities.”

                Phil Freelon

Freelon Architect Group’s designs have received numerous awards including twenty-seven
American Institute of Architects (AIA) regional, state, and local design awards. In
2008 The Freelon Group was recognized by Contract Magazine as The Designer of the
Year. Our firm is also the recipient of the AIA North Carolina Outstanding Firm Award in
recognition of outstanding service and design excellence. Their work can be also
seen in cities like San Francisco, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.




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Chief Pediatric Endocrinologist at Duke says
DPS Parents Get World Class Treatment…
                               “As a doctor at Duke University University Hospital,
                               I have learned that my patients expect world class
                               treatment and we expected the same from the
                               Durham Public Schools…and received it”.
                               “Both of my children received a world class
                               education and now attend college at Stanford and the
                               University of Pennsylvania.”
Dr. Michael Freemark, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke. His wife Ann Slifken practices
law in the Triangle.
Dr. Freemark’s Fellowships Include: Pediatric Endocrinology, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, 1980-1984
Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, 1990 Hospital Necker Enfants Malades, Inserm, Paris, 1993, 2006




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            Immaculate Conception Catholic Church The school enrolls students
            in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. It has approximately 400 students
            and 25 full- time faculty.


  The Carolina Friends School and The Global Village project

          …..committed to preparing our students to be global citizens



                  Carolina Friends Alumnus,
                  Rosita Adamo ('04) is featured in the
                  February issue of Dance Spirit Magazine.


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             Durham Private Schools
…guiding the next generation of scientists



Durham Academy…an independent, coed day school with 1,135 students
Member of U.S. Green Schools Foundation, which provides a healthier learning
environment for students and a healthier workplace for teachers.
With a focus on schools, we educate our future leaders about environmental
responsibility, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and the real
possibility of making a change.
By greening schools buildings, we influence the community to build or renovate
green by creating awareness of the issues and the possibilities.




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Serving unique needs…




The Hill Center offers a unique half-day program to students in grades K-12 with
diagnosed learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders who are enrolled in
either a public or private school for a portion of the day.


                     AGAPÉ CORNER
                     SCHOOL
                         giving children
                         a fresh start….

                      Rebuilding lives
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…helping children become confident, independent learners who solve real-life problems,


, work cooperatively with others, and develop their personal
talents, character, and ambitions. Duke School educators
actively engage children in developing concepts, skills and
creativity, emphasizing a child-centered, integrated and
project-based approach to learning.
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           Of Commerce   For Active Lifestyles…


Hiking                                    Rock-Climbing

                            Tennis
Skiing




             Golf                        Polo
                         Cycling
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                        Sarah P. Duke Gardens




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The Museum of Life and Science
is dedicated to supporting
lifelong learning in the physical
and natural sciences. Situated
on 80 acres with both outdoor
and indoor exhibits, the
Museum is home to almost 150
animals, and hands-on exhibits
about everything from baby
alligators to outer space.

Named the area's best museum, best field trip destination, and best day camp.




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North Carolina Central University
Providing visual and performing arts to broaden our horizons…




               The North Carolina Central University Art Museum is
               North Carolina's premier museum of African American art.


It is known especially for its nineteenth-century masterpieces and works in their
permanent collection include a generous number of artists active during the period known
as the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s and the WPA period which followed.

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76th American Dance Festival
32nd Season in Durham

                    Durham’s New Performing
                    Arts Center will be hosting
                    many of the performances
                    this season !



      The promise of the future for modern dance…




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durhamartwalk.com

                        The state’s largest walking studio tour
                        The Durham Art Walk is presented and produced by
                        the Durham Arts Council and The City of Durham
                        Parks and Recreation Department




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                                   Over 5,000 view
                                   Photographer‟s Installations in
                                             Downtown Durham
Internationally acclaimed photographer George Rousse makes approximately 30 installations a year,
and only a handful in America. “We were incredibly lucky he chose Downtown Durham as one of his
warehouse intervention projects“. Konhaus, Indieweek. 2006
                The installations live on in large color photographs exhibited in museums and galleries
                worldwide and are included in the collections at The Louvre, the Guggenheim
                Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
               “A grassroots arts project emerges that confounds expectations and takes the city of
               Durham, North Carolina by storm as buildings are transformed into temporary canvases.
               This project is witness to the energy that is unleashed when a remarkable
               photographer and an art-loving community join forces to create art and experience a
               city in new and unexpected ways.”

               “Bending Space”, a film based on this project, will premiere in Paris this year, and will
               coincide with a major museum show in the city of lights. The show will almost certainly
               feature several of the finished Durham prints as well.

                       „Andy Grundberg on Rousse‟s exhibit in NY: “The cutting edge of photography”

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COLD PLAY   SPRINGSTEIN     REM   THE ROLLING STONES   ELTON JOHN   THE POLICE




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                                                       … “THE HURRICANES”
                                                       Professional Hockey Team

                   “The Hurricanes' performance gave the franchise its
                   first National Hockey League championship, and for
                   the second time in a row, a Sunbelt team was able to
                   stop a team from Alberta.” NHL website.




                   Two trips to the Stanley Cup finals and one win turned
                   something around in the tobacco state, because what I
                   saw there really surprised me. Genuine, crazy,
                   knowledgeable hockey fans.
                   Published Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:01 AM by Citizen_James


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The Durham Bulls




              BEST MINOR-LEAGUE PARKS: 2008      Minor League News


#4    Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Team and League: Durham Bulls, International
League MLB. Home to the most rabidly loyal
baseball fans outside of Red Sox Nation. The
loud, raucous park has good food, and the team
frequently boasts some of the top talent below
the major leagues.

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                  Bela Fleck
                  virtuoso banjo player,
                  eight-time Grammy award winner




Grammy-
Nominee, Ledisi


                                                                           Ani Di Franco
                                                   Lou Reed




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                    Durham’s Nasher
                    Museum among Acclaimed
                    Architect’s Masterpieces
                                                       60,000 sq ft, $23 million
                                                       Masterpiece to House Duke
                                                       Art Collections and Exhibits




Rafael Viñoly recently completed the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and the new home for
Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Viñoly's designs were also chosen for expansion projects at the Cleveland
Museum of Art, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Children's
Museum. He also designed the new Tampa Museum of Art. Other projects include the design of the Tokyo
International Forum and the Leicester City Performing Arts Center in England. Viñoly is a fellow of the American
Institute of Architects and a recipient of numerous awards, including the AIA medal of honor.



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                                                    Duke Performances




Duke Performances explores the full range of the
performing arts, from the traditional to the forward-
leaning, embracing programming from diverse cultures
and disciplines. Duke Performances is working to rethink
the manner in which an institution of higher learning
facilitates the interaction between community and the
arts to showcase the finest performing artists in the world.


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Durham’s
Neighborhoods
Durham ranks among the leading cities in the United States for its standard of living.
Once a quiet hamlet with roots in textiles and tobacco, today Durham is a pacesetter in
medicine, education, research, high tech industry and the arts. The influence of this
diverse and solid economy, represented by major corporations, the university and health
care, has encouraged sophistication unusual in a city of such a size. The city is located 23
miles northwest of Raleigh and 12 miles northeast of Chapel Hill.




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                        Downtown Living:
                        The Baldwin Lofts,
                        West Village, The
                        Kress and
                        The Eleanor,
                        all downtown…




                         The diversity of Durham’s
                         architecture offers loft living,
                         Mediterranean, Colonial and
                         modernist homes from the mid 200’s
                         to over 1.5 million dollar range.

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                        Spacious, well-built homes..
                               …right here in Durham




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Whether your style is Roman, Greek. Modernist, New England,
Spanish and German Colonial, French and Mediterranean….
                            …you can find it here, in Durham.




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                        nature, and still live within minutes of
                        downtown…
                              …you can have it here, in Durham.

                           Stop Commuting,
                             Start LIVING




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Modern Architecture
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Make IT Durham is a public/private partnership that connects prospective and newly arrived
professionals and executives to Durham city and county resources, chamber members, and relocation
information and services.
Make IT Durham also offers member companies welcome packets which showcase Durham’s quality
of life, and hospitality services to help their new staff feel welcome in Durham, their new home.

For information about Make IT DURHAM, contact Gricelle Font, Director of Client Services
at the Durham Chamber at 919-328-8725 or email her at gfont@durhamchamber.org

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