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About Durham

Durham is home to the world-renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP), home of more than 170 high tech companies, as well as a thriving entrepreneurial community. We are a community of individuals from all over the world and all walks of life. We’re diverse in every way and we love it. Our citizens like to challenge and be challenged.

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Visit Durham

Durham is big enough to interest city lovers and small enough to give you small town charm.

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Live Durham

A unique mix of rich history and diverse culture makes Durham a place that is always engaging.

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Work Durham

Whether you’re a recent graduate or workforce veteran, Durham has countless opportunities.

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We live in a work / play city and are a community of individuals from all over the world and all walks of life. We’re diverse in every way and we love it.

Our reasonable cost of living, first-class health care, sports teams, arts, entertainment, shopping options, and an abundance of the natural beauty typical of the Carolina Piedmont all contribute to the high quality of life that “Durhamites” enjoy.

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For Millenials

In 2017 Growella named Durham the number one place in the country for millennials.


Gender Pay Gap

Durham was recognized for having the smallest gender pay gap in the country.

TOP 10

Durham is a Top 10 city for creatives.

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Q&A with Chamber Ambassador, Matt Groseclose


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Member Spotlight

The Ultimate Recycle, With a Focus on Hospitality

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Announcing TeachNC!


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3-2-1 Work-Based Learning Initiative


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How to talk about Tough Issues of Race & Poverty, Bryan Stevenson’s True Justice Documentary & Why Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Speech is still being read today

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Morgan Imports: More than Merchandise


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Our History

Durham has successfully transformed its business landscape from one based upon tobacco and textile to a modern, cutting-edge economy.

Established in 1906, the Chamber has been an integral part of the Durham community for more than 100 years. Businesses, organizations, and agencies who choose to be a part of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce do so because it is a thriving, pro-active business leadership organization. We have proven that working with our community partners and business members results in a prosperous, healthy community for businesses and residents. There’s no other organization in the Research Triangle region with the depth and breadth of relationships that can help you.

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