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Corporate Headquarters for many of the largest corporations in North Carolina.

Carolina Hurricanes lead Edmonton in the Stanley Cup!
The Hurricanes shut out Edmonton in the 2nd game 5 - 0.  Last week, the Canes beat Buffalo to win the NHL East Coast Conference championship. Now they are leading the Edmonton Oilers 2 games to 0 for the Stanley Cup. “Caniacs” camped out Thursday night, 6/1/2006,  to buy tickets at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

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Triangle Hotel and Construction News:
Implosion of old Sheraton hotel on 5/7/06 makes way for new hotel construction.
At 42 stories, the Soleil Center near Crabtree Mall will be the tallest building in the Raleigh area. See
NC RTP Hotels.

NASCAR HALL OF FAME to be built in Charlotte.
3/6/2006 Charlotte
Today NASCAR and the City of Charlotte announced that Charlotte will be the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which will be built by 2009, on the corner of 2nd and Brevard. See either the
Charlotte hotels map or Charlotte Motor Speedway hotels for map of the building site.


NEW! Interactive NC RTP MAPS

The entire state of North Carolina has been “hotel mapped”. Instead of stopping at just the NC RTP RDU area, NC Hotels from the Outer Banks to Cherokee are on the maps at Hotel Maps USA.....See Maps.

Worst possible catastrophes in our area? Sharon Harris Nuclear Plant Poses Horrific Evacuation Threat to NC RTP and the Greater Raleigh Area - See Disaster Plan at the Household Level.
February 06 - Progress Energy wants to build a second reactor. This doubles the risk of a meltdown. If everyone were to try and hit the road to get out of the NC RTP area which is only a few miles away as the crow flies, you’d probably be stuck in traffic for 10 hours. The good news is that if it were to explode, you wouldn’t have to worry.

Research Center Plans in Kannapolis may be that areas best hopes to brighten dismal employment prospects after losing textiles jobs overseas. See Kannapolis


Fuel cell motorcycle goes 100 miles, costs 25 cents to refuel, and goes up to 50 mph, and is quiet and clean. Future models may go 100 mph. See the ENV fuel cell motorcycle story

Sprint Nextel Merger
Texas company trying to block deal.

8/10 Wake Forest Business News
Sprint and Nextel have announced they have received FCC approval and are planning on completing a $35B merger on Friday, August 12, 2005. They plan to begin trading common stock as Sprint Nextel on the NYSE on Monday.
Wake Forest Business News.


RTP aerial photo generated by NASA World Wind software. Click to enlarge.

Approximately 38,000 employees work at RTP.

Industries that are thriving in the NC RTP:

Pharmaceuticals - Research and development into new drugs to cure the diseases that plaque the 21st Century.

Information Technology - RTP is home of the North Carolina Supercomputing Center which is developing grid computing using distributed processing technology. IBM is the workplace of 10,800 employees.

Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals




Largest Employers at RTP:

IBM - over 10,000 employees

GlaxoSmithKline - about 5,000 employees

Nortel Networks - about 3,000 employees

Cisco Systems - about 2,500 employees

RTI International - more than 1,000 employees

US EPA - more than 1,000 employees

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - more than 1,000 employees

Sony Ericsson - more than 500 employees

Bayer CropScience - more than 500 employees

Diosynth Biotechnology - more than 500 employees

Nearby, SAS Institute has about 4,000 employees in Cary, NC. Founded by James Goodnight and John Sall, the two billionaires and are on the Forbes richest people list. See Economy.

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