I was fortunate to attend the annual “State of the Research Triangle Region” presentation this morning at the Sheraton Imperial. Approximately 800 of the area’s leading business executives attended the breakfast as a great way to network and understand what has taken place over the past year in the Triangle corporate community. Charles Hayes, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, gave the audience an in-depth look at the region’s economic health and competitive position for the past year. He also discussed areas of focus for the community moving forward.
“Despite the one-year employment decline, the region posted a net employment gain of 50,000 over the past five years, with the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare, professional and technical services and educational services. These job categories reflect the strength and growth of the region’s world-class life sciences and technology clusters, particularly pharmaceuticals and advanced medical care, as well as its major healthcare facilities and many institutions of higher learning,” said Hayes. “The new year has brought signs that economic recovery is underway. Through the first quarter of 2010, companies in life sciences, technology, defense and other industries have announced more than $65 million in investments for projects that will create another 900 jobs over the next few years.”
NAI Carolantic Realty was pleased to provide RTRP with the latest commercial real estate statistical information as it relates to vacancy, absorption, rental rates, and new construction for the office, multipurpose and shopping center categories. As brokers, we often use the information RTRP has organized and provided as another marketing and analytical tool for both current and potential clients.
For additional information on the presentation this morning, contact the Research Triangle Regional Partnership office at 919-840-7372 or visit them on the web at www.researchtriangle.org. If we can be of assistance in analyzing your real estate position, please give us a call at 919.832.0594, or visit us on the web at www.naicarolantic.com.