As part of the Research Triangle Region, Durham is known as one of the best places to do business in the United States.
A leader in healthcare discovery and innovative technologies, our diverse economy continues to grow and thrive. Since 2008, Durham has attracted more than $2.28 billion in economic development growth, creating more than 6,000 new jobs.
Durham’s talent pool is unparalleled. Home to Duke University, North Carolina Central University and with neighboring research institutions North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill just miles away, a skilled and educated workforce is one of our best advantages and a huge economic driver.
The presence of the “creative class” and top-notch talent has sparked the emergence of a vibrant entrepreneurial community. Durham has become a hotbed for start-ups as more and more entrepreneurs launch businesses here.
As the official economic development agency in Durham County, the Durham Chamber has played an integral role in attracting and retaining businesses and cultivating talent – helping Durham’s economy thrive!