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Employment in Research Triangle Region by Industry:
 
Industry:                                       Percent of Population                   Number of Workers
 

Government                                  19.11                                                  133,687   

Trade, transportation

& Utilities                                     16.63                                                  116,321

Professional &

Business Services                         15.68                                                  109,709

Education &

Health Care                                  12.39                                                  86,708

Manufacturing                                 10.03                                                 70,168

Natural Resources,

Mining & Constructions                 6.51                                                   45,580

Information                                       2.94                                                   20,576

Miscellaneous                               16.71                                                  116,905
 
Research Triangle Region’s top 25 Employers
 
Company:                                               County:                   Employment:
 

State of North Carolina                          Regionwide                    72,061

Duke University & Medical Center         Durham                           26,324

University of North Carolina                   Orange                          16,600

Wake County Public School System     Wake                              16,000

International Business Machine (IBM)   Durham                           10,800

North Carolina State University             Wake                              7,787

WakeMed                                            Wake                              6,739

GlaxoSmithKline                                   Durham & Wake             6,000

UNC Hospitals                                     Orange                            5,287

Durham Public School System               Durham                            5,076

Wal-mart                                               Regionwide                     4,750

SAS Institute                                         Wake                              4,228

Food Lion Stores                                  RegionWide                    4,000

Rex Healthcare                                      Wake                              3,870

Progress Energy                                     Person & Wake             3,400

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC            Durham & Orange          3,350

Eaton Corporation                                 Johnston,Person,Wake    3,335

Wake County Government                    Wake                               3,300

City of Raleigh                                       Wake                               3,000

Johnston County School System            Wake                               3,000

Cisco Systems                                       Wake                               2,850

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital      Moore                             2,850

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools        Orange                             2,618

Nortel Networks                                   Durham                            2,600

Verizon Communications                        Durham & Wake             2,600    
 
Employment in the Region:

2006                                 906,518

2005                                 866,518

2004                                 841,875

2003                                 820,783

      2002                                 817,559

2001                                 818,110
2000                                 813,637           
 
Regional Airports:
Franklin County Airport                                  (KLHZ)                (919) 496-1234
Harnett County Airport                                   (KHRJ)                (910) 814-2740
Johnston County Airport                                 (KJNX)                (919) 934-0992
Moore County Airport                                    (KSOP)               (910) 692-3212
Henderson-Oxford Airport                             (KHNZ)               (919) 693-5769
Person County Airport                                    (KTDF)               (336) 364-1651
Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport             (ITA)                   (919) 776-2939
Siler City Municipal Airport                            (5W8)                  (919) 742-3847
 
Passengers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport:
Year:                  Passengers:
2006                9,422,112
2005                9,409,992
2004                8,636,718
2003                7,919,335
 
Regional Highways:
 
Interstate Highways:                        U.S. Highways:                                N.C. Highways:
I-40                                                     U.S. 1                                                N.C. 39
I-85                                                     U.S. 15-501                                      N.C. 54
I-95                                                     U.S. 64                                              N.C. 55
I-440                                                   U.S. 70                                              N.C. 98
I-540                                                   U.S 158                                             N.C. 147
                                                            U.S. 401                                            N.C. 210
                                                            U.S. 421                                            N.C. 751
                                                                                                                      N.C. 24/27
 
Average Driving Times From Wake County
 
Wilmington, N.C. - 2 hours
Charlotte, N.C.    - 3 hours
Asheville, N.C.    - 4 hours
Washington, D.C. - 4.5 hours
Charleston, S.C.  - 5 hours
Atlanta, Ga.         - 7 hours
New York, NY   - 9 Hours
   
   

   

   
 
Largest Banks in N.C. Operating in the Triangle :
 
Bank:                           Base City:                   Total Deposits:           Total Assets:   Local Offices:
                                                                       (in thousands)           (in thousands)     
Bank of America        Charlotte                      771,951,932           1,290,376,229         32
Wachovia Bank         Charlotte                      362,310,000            557,018,000           63
Branch Banking &      Winston Salem             87,856,968              126,290,166           46
Trust Company (BB&T)
RBC CENTURA        Raleigh                         16,800,789              25,507,551             30
First-Citizens Bank &
Trust Company           Raleigh                         11,072,711             13,629,237              45
The Fidelity Bank        Fuquay-Varina             1,283,386               1,484,031                20
Capital Bank               Raleigh                         1,095,771               1,490,774                10
Square 1 Bank            Durham                        771,226                  865,446                   1
Paragon Commercial   Raleigh                         731,681                  908,711                   1
Crescent State Bank    Cary                            597,816                  814,065                   7
 
Research Triangle Region's Population by Age:
 
Geographic Area      Total Population                      % Population by Years                             
                               
                                 0-17          18-24               25-44            45-64        65& Over        Median Age
Chatham   49,329       22.5%       7.3%                30.4%           24.6%           15.3%            38.8
Durham    223,314     22.9%       12.8%              34.8%           19.8%            9.7%              32.2
Franklin    47,260       25.3%        8.4%               32.4%           22.9%          11.0%              35.8
Granville   48,498       23.9%      8.5%                33.3%            22.8%         11.4%               36.2
Harnett     91,025       27.0%      10.6%              32.1%            19.9%         10.4%               32.5
Johnston   121,965     26.1%      8.1%                34.2%            21.7%         9.8%                 34.2
Lee           49,040      25.7%       9.0%               29.7%             22.7%         12.9%               35.9
Moore      74,769      22.1%       6.6%               25.8%             23.8%          21.8%              41.8
Orange      118,227   20.3%       21.0%             29.9%             20.4%          8.4%                30.4
Person      35,623      24.0%       7.4%               30.6%             24.2%          13.7%              38.0
Vance       42,954      27.1%      8.9%               28.8%             22.6%           12.6%             35.0
Wake       627,846     25.1%     10.7%              36.5%            20.4%            7.4%               32.9
Warren     19,972       23.5%     8.0%                26.3%            24.8%            17.4%             39.7
 
Research Triangle Region:
                1,549,822  24.4%      10.9%          33.7%             21.1%            9.9%               35.6
North Carolina:
 
                  8,049,313                24.4%      10.0%          31.1%        22.5%       12.0%        35.3                                            
 
 
 

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