Community Impact Report
A nationwide leader among research parks for the past 60 years, RTP isn’t looking back — we are adapting for the next 60 years by creating an urban core, attracting top talent, and innovating right alongside our companies.
Read more about the steps we took in 2019, and what’s on tap (literally) in 2020!
RTP has been infused with fresh energy thanks to new investments, exciting partnerships and several companies expanding or relocating here.
In a partnership, Starwood Capital Group, Trinity Capital Advisors and Vanderbilt Partners acquired the vacant 645K SF Park Point property (formerly Nortel) for redevelopment.
AgBiome, an agricultural technology startup based in Research Triangle Park, has landed its second round of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a tolerance in plants against the destructive sweet potato weevil.
Frontier RTP welcomed new companies, hosted hundreds of events, and stayed true to its community-focused roots.
18,600 + pints served at Happy Hour, RTP180 and special events. That is 297,600 fluid oz of beer!
18,000 acres pollinated by our Bee Downtown hives
No cost to cowork or to attend an event at Frontier RTP.
1,004 new employees on campus
75.3 hours of *free* fitness and wellness (Jan-October)
We broke ground on Boxyard RTP, a modern micro-retail concept that will highlight local food, drink, music and more.
STEM RTP, the Park’s STEM education and talent initiative, has established new partnerships to engage low-resourced students and schools.
116 Wake and Durham K-12 educators visited STEM companies.
Met employees, gathered ideas and built relationships that will enhance classroom teaching.
Over 2,100 conversations with STEM professionals inspired students to learn more about STEM careers.
Over 450 students from 18 North Carolina schools traveled to Frontier RTP to attend a STEM fest this year.