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.


Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse’s expansion opened doors for 200k SF in RTP, creating 1,200 jobs in addition to its existing campus.


Alexandria Center for AgTech Research Triangle

Alexandria Center for AgTech Research Triangle opened with a fully leased first phase—a 175k SF development.



Rho, founded in Chapel Hill, moved in to a new 160k SF space in RTP owned and developed by The Keith Corporation.


Duke Health Technology Solutions

Duke Health Technology Solutions moved to a 120k SF office at Parmer RTP.


Redevelopment Partnerships

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.

Main lounge area of the Frontier with various people talking and working.

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.

These vendors coming soon to Boxyard RTP!
Game On Escapes & More
RTP Uncorked
Fullsteam Brewery
Medicine Mamas
Poured & Pressed

STEM RTP, the Park’s STEM education and talent initiative, has established new partnerships to engage low-resourced students and schools.

Educator Externtrips

116 Wake and Durham K-12 educators visited STEM companies.

Met employees, gathered ideas and built relationships that will enhance classroom teaching.

Mentoring conversations

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.

Research Triangle Park collaborates with local, national and global partners to lead and innovate for the benefit of North Carolina citizens.

New program with GoTriangle called RTP Connect

865 Complimentary Uber and Lyft rides within the Park.

Launched Frontier Warren

An experimental urban-rural partnership with a goal of launching five companies over 24 months.

Joined with Innovate Raleigh and community partners

To fund a journalist dedicated to covering innovation and entrepreneurship in the Triangle region.

Hosted Komen Triangle to the Coast annual race in RTP

Raising nearly $800,000 for breast cancer research.