Research Triangle Park is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) of North Carolina.

As stewards of the Park, RTF leads the Triangle in creating a thriving business environment, promoting economic development, and facilitating strategic partnerships that benefit our region and state. Through its commitment to fostering connections, environmental stewardship, innovation and collaboration, the Foundation invests in programs that cultivate vibrant communities within the Park.


Our strategic economic development partnerships help us build and enhance RTP's reputation as a leader in global innovation centers, attract research, scientific and technology-based organizations, and support the creation of quality jobs and opportunities.


Founded in 1959 and located at the center of three Tier-1 research universities, RTP is the largest research park in the United States and a premier global innovation center. Its 7,000 acres house hundreds of companies, including science and technology firms, government agencies, academic institutions, startups and nonprofits.

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