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Research Triangle Park RTP headquarters at 12 Davis Drive

FOUNDED 1959 (1959)

HEADQUARTERS Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
North Carolina

The RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (RTP) is one of the largest research parks in the world. It is named for the three hub cities of Durham , Raleigh , and Chapel Hill , or more properly for the three major research universities in those three cities ( Duke University
Duke University
, NC State University , and the University of North Carolina
North Carolina
at Chapel Hill respectively). The Research Triangle region of North Carolina
North Carolina
received its name as an extension of the name of the park. Besides the three anchor cities, the park is also bounded by the communities of Morrisville and Cary and the proposed annexations to the town of Pittsboro would also bring that community into close contact with the RTP. Approximately one fourth of the park's territory lies in Wake County , but the majority of its land is in Durham County .

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 Local government * 3 Master Plan, Redevelopment, and Park Center * 4 Subsidiaries of The Research Triangle Park Foundation * 5 Universities in the Research Triangle area * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Bibliography * 9 External links

OVERVIEW

RTP is one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the United States
United States
. It was created in 1959 by state and local governments, nearby universities , and local business interests. Karl Robbins bought the land where the park is now built. The park covers 7,000 acres (2,833 ha) situated in a pine forest with 22,500,000 square feet (2,090,318 m2) of built space. The park is traversed by Interstate 40 ; the Durham Freeway ; and NC 540 . It is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation , a private non-profit organization.

The park is home to over 200 companies employing 50,000 workers and 10,000 contractors, including the second largest IBM
IBM
operation in the world, smaller only than the one in India ; the company has around 14,000 employees in RTP.

The park hosts one of GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
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* ^ A B "About RTP The Research Triangle Park". Rtp.org. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "Minneapolis to host annual conference of university research parks". MedCity News. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "Research Parks and Job Creation: Innovation Through Cooperation". .nationalacademies.org. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ " Research Triangle Park" (PDF). * ^ Carolyn Sakowski; Sue Clark; Angela Harwood; Steve Kirk; Artie Sparrow; Anne Holcomb Waters (2010), Travel North Carolina: Going Native in the Old North State (4 ed.), John F. Blair, ISBN 978-0-89587-379-8 , retrieved 2011-12-14 * ^ Chodavadia, Parth. " Research Triangle Park develops strategy for future growth The Chronicle". Dukechronicle.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ Bracken, David (2010-09-04). "RTP begins updating its master plan Local/State". NewsObserver.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "RTP: Research Triangle Primer". Forbes. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "United States". * ^ WRAL Tech Wire (2011-02-16). "GSK cutting positions in RTP, nationwide -TechWire Insider :: Editor\'s Blog at WRAL Tech Wire". Wraltechwire.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "Cisco to slash 6,500 workers; RTP impact unknown". WRAL.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "Could RDU do more for Durham?", Raleigh News ">(PDF). * ^ "The Research Triangle Park Jogging ">(PDF). * ^ A B Choose RTP Park Life About RTP Contact Us Blog (2012-07-31). "Master Plan Update: Legislative Changes Approved". The RTP Blog. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ Choose RTP Park Life About RTP Contact Us Blog (2012-10-03). "Master Plan Update: Zoning Gives Room to Grow". The RTP Blog. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ Bracken, David (2012-07-16). "New RTP master plan to be unveiled this fall Local/State". NewsObserver.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. * ^ "RTP Reveals Park Center Plan - The Research Triangle Park". The Research Triangle Park. Retrieved 2016-01-29. * ^ "Park Center Redevelopment". The Research Triangle Park. Retrieved 2016-01-29. * ^ "RTP Announces $50M for Park Center Development". Vimeo. Retrieved 2016-01-29. * ^ "The Frontier". The Research Triangle Park. Retrieved 2016-05-03. * ^ "The Lab - The Research Triangle Park". The Research Triangle Park. Retrieved 2016-05-03. * ^ "About The AKD Conference Center - The Research Triangle Park". The Research Triangle Park. Retrieved 2016-05-03.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Link, Albert N. (1995). A Generosity of Spirit: The Early History of the Research Triangle Park. Research Triangle Park: Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. ISBN 978-0-9648051-0-1 . OCLC 33045964 . * Link, Albert N. (2002). From Seed to Harvest: The Growth of the Research Triangle Park. Research Triangle Park: Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. ISBN 978-0-9648051-1-8 . OCLC
OCLC
50694901 .

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