Thanks to Google, 1,000 new jobs are coming to the Raleigh-Durham region.

Google recently announced they are opening a new cloud engineering hub in Durham, and this new location will likely grow into one of the top five engineering hubs in the U.S.  

The “Research Triangle” in North Carolina – which includes Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem – includes more than 50 of the most innovative companies in the modern tech industry. 

Raleigh-Durham has been on our radar for a long time. Here’s why:

  • Impressive stats: Raleigh-based startups raised over $340 million in venture capital in 2018, and Silicon Valley-based startups with a Raleigh location raised over $210 million.
  • Founder meetings: “It’s easier for founders to get meetings in the Triangle,” says Sonja Ebron, co-founder and CEO of Courtroom5. “When you’re starting small, you can get feedback on your ideas and improve your pitch by having a lot of conversations.”
  • Mentorship opportunities: “Something I love about this area is that I’ve never been turned down for a mentorship meeting,” says Brandan Szulik of Silbo “[Two of my mentors] were willing to meet with me without knowing anything about me or what I’m doing. That’s representative of the community here.”
  • Cost of living: Overall cost of living is below the national average, and far below that of NYC or San Francisco.
  • Talent pipeline: Three top-tier research universities in the area (Duke, North Carolina State, and UNC Chapel Hill) provide unrivaled tech talent for companies in the region.

Connect with the brightest startups and latest job ops in the Tech Triangle with Powderkeg’s list of Top Raleigh-Durham Startups and Tech Companies.