Raleigh and Durham consolidate to be the second best spot to live in the United States, as per the U.S. News and World Report.
Raleigh-Durham bounced nine spots from last year’s rankings as the COVID-19 pandemic made numerous Americans reexamine where they want to live.
The U.S. News and World Report’s ranking considers reasonableness, work possibilities and attractiveness.
Because of the pandemic, destination cities saw huge declines because of higher unemployment numbers. For example, Honolulu fell 42 spots, Las Vegas dropped 50 spots and San Diego fell 52 spots.
In the interim, cities who have a higher percentage of jobs based around research, academia or engineering–like Raleigh-Durham–fared better.
For the second sequential year, Boulder, Colorado, completed on the rankings.
CNBC additionally positioned North Carolina as the second best state in the country for business.
That was in its yearly Top States for Business report. The report said North Carolina has a solid economy and labor force. In any case, the state got low rankings for life, health and inclusion.
“North Carolina is a great place to live, raise a family and grow your business and this ranking is additional proof that we are roaring out of this pandemic even stronger than before,” Governor Roy Cooper said in a statement.
And keeping in mind that the horizon has sure changed, the qualities that cause the Triangle extraordinary to have not.
“Durham is a close-knit community and I think everybody cares about things that matter, equal pay, equality,” said Katie Westermann, Executive Director of Bull City Fair Trade. The non-profit connects with farmers and artisans from across the world ensuring they’re paid a living wage.
It’s been in Durham for almost 30 years.
“The values of our store are what matters to Durham, and that’s why we’ve been here for so long. And why I think they’ll keep us here for even longer,” Westermann said.
That Southern cordiality has been for some time known yet the Triangle’s solid schools, diverse food scene, immense social offices, and obviously – sports – have brought restored consideration.
“You know, it’s the people,” said John Pugh, owner of House of Swank. “The people make the opportunities, people make Raleigh is what it is.”
“Folks that come in here in the shop are always surprised how cool the city is, how much is going on,” he added.
All that inspiration is playing a role in the ongoing Triangle Transformation – Tech stalwarts like Microsoft, Google, and Apple setting up and growing, adding to the strength of RTP.
That has been an aid for Taylor Myers with Management Recruiters of Raleigh who says there’s all the more big-time opportunities.
“You know it’s really helpful,” he said. “People that don’t live here or have never lived here see rankings or listings like we just discussed and are interested or curious about the area.”
Myers himself came to Raleigh 18 years prior to go to NC State and ended up remaining – path attractive to businesses searching for ability.
“The higher education piece. It’s a very educated area, it’s a very diverse area, it’s a very young area. So it’s really appealing,” he said.
And keeping in mind that coming in second is pleasant, many believe that is as yet undercutting us.
“Oh it should have been number 1… but we’ve still got some time,” Pugh said.
Things to address to get us that best position range from moderate housing to public transportation.