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Title: Durham, North Carolina Center for Biotechnology

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.
home to Duke University and The Research
Triangle Park, in North Carolina
Durham is leading the way in technology-based
economic development in North Carolina with
abundant talent and entrepreneurial vision.
Ranks Raleigh-Durham Among Top 10 Metro Cities
for Business and Careers
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 its Transforming Work,
Leisure and Everyday Life, identified The
Triangle as the
6th Most Creative Region in The Country
Median Age of Durhams Residents
34 National and State Median Age 36
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.

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

Cost of Living Quality of Life
Durhams 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
Broadway Shows at The New Performing Arts Center
The Nasher Museum 60,000 sq ft, 23 million
Masterpiece to House Duke Art Collections and
The American Dance Festival and the Full Frame
Documentary Film Festival.
The Bull Citys Tobacco Campus and Trails,
Stadiums and Golf Courses are all Rising to Meet
You !
Durham City of Medicine
Known as the City of
Medicine, Durham
is one of the southeasts
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
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
Transportation, Air Quality, Tap Water Quality,
LEED Building, Food Agriculture, Zoning, Land
Use, Solid Waste Diversion Rate, Planning, City
Innovation, Energy/Climate, and Knowledge Base
The American Tobacco Campus man-made Ole Bull
River, 450,000 gallons of recycled wastewater
run through it
Recycled Art Exhibit Duke Eye Center Show
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 nations 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.

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.
  • Over 160 national and international companies
  • 24.5 million sq. ft. and 7,000 acres of developed

Tiny chips made in RTP light up the National
Aquatics Center for the Olympics.
The Birds Nest or National Stadium in Beijing,
illuminated by CREEs LEDs.
EMPLOYEES 2,600 worldwide, half in Durham
The largest concentration of high-technology
workers in the nation.
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
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.
wonder so many locals first started out as
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.
Durhams Public Schools
  • Proactive and Progressive
  • Great instructional programs
  • Well-prepared and attentive teachers
  • Innovative uses of resources

Durhams public schools allow parental choice for
the selection of schools for their children.
Four of Durhams high schools are on Newsweeks
Top 1,000 High Schools list, putting them in
the top 4 of all high schools in the country.
  • Durham Public Schools Produce some of the
  • Nations 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
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
Americas finest universities.
Phil Freelon
Freelon Architect Groups 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.
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 Schoolsand 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. Freemarks
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
Durham Private Schools
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
Durham Private Schools
guiding the next generation of scientists
Durham Academyan 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
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.
giving children a fresh start.
Rebuilding lives
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.
For Active Lifestyles
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
GOURMET (October, 2006)Top 50 Restaurants
11 Magnolia Grill
Some of Durhams nationally recognized
restaurants and chefs...
4 Diamond Award 
Ben Barkers cooking is daring, almost
Soon after Nana's opened, Esquire Magazine
dubbed it one of the best new restaurants in the
Food Wine Magazine recently praised Nanas,
Magnolia Grill, Piedmont, Rue Cler, Tonali, and
Watts Grocery. Vin Rouge, Nanas, Chama's
Churrascaria, and Washington Duke Inns Fairview
Dining Room received Wine Spectators online
Award of Excellence.
Chef Amy Tornquist
America's Foodiest Small Town
Graduate of La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris,
former Nasher Museum Chef, just opened Watts,
already praised in Food Wine Magazine.
Premiering this Winter in Durham.
The Durham Performing Arts Center
2,800 Seat Performing Arts Center will bring
Broadway Shows Direct from New York.
  • 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.
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.
The American Dance Festival 31 Seasons in
75th Anniversary Season The promise of the
future for modern dance
The Durham Performing Arts Center will be home to
ADF this November
The states 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
w a r e h o u s e i n t e r v e n t i o n s
Over 5,000 view Photographers 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 Rousses exhibit in NY The
cutting edge of photography
Minutes away and here in the Triangle
THE HURRICANES Professional Hockey
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
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 1001 AM by
The Durham Bulls
BEST MINOR-LEAGUE PARKS 2008 Minor League News
4 Durham Bulls Athletic ParkLocation Durham,
North CarolinaTeam 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.

A.O. Scott of
The New York Times
Founded in 1998, the Full Frame
Film Festival is recognized as
the premier
documentary film festival in the United
States by both The New York Times and IndieWIRE
and is well-known for its southern hospitality,
relaxed atmosphere and walkable venue layout.
Full Frame has welcomed both first time and
celebrated filmmakers including Martin Scorsese,
Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Moore, Sydney Pollack,
Errol Morris, Barbara Kopple, Ken Burns, Ric
Burns, Charles Burnett, Mira Nair and Jonathan
Nine Million Dollar RenovationSeating, 1000
Bela Fleck
virtuoso banjo player, eight-time Grammy award
Grammy- Nominee, Ledisi
Ani Di Franco
Lou Reed
Durhams Nasher Museum among Acclaimed
Architects 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.
PDuke 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.
Durhams 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.
Downtown Living The Baldwin Lofts, West
Village, The Kress and The Eleanor, all
The diversity of Durhams architecture offers
loft living, Mediterranean, Colonial and
modernist homes from the mid 200s to over 1.5
million dollar range.
Spacious, well-built homes.. right
here in Durham
Whether your style is Roman, Greek. Modernist,
New England, Spanish and German Colonial, French
and Mediterranean. you can find it here, in
You can plan your next garden, enjoy nature, and
still live within minutes of downtown
you can have it here, in Durham.
Stop Commuting, Start LIVING
Modern Architecture find it in Durham
Live Where You Work Love Where
you Live
Make it Durham is a Greater Durham Chamber
Program created to promote Durham as a place to
work and live and to help our members recruit
talent to Durham. Welcoming new professionals to
the area and showcasing Durhams quality of life
is an integral part of this Program.
For information about Make IT DURHAM, contact
Gricelle Font, Director of Client Services at
the Durham Chamber at 919-682-2133 ext. 222 or
email her at gfont_at_durhamchamber.org
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