Here we go again. We get so many accolades around here, that sometimes it’s tough to keep up with all of the lists on which Raleigh ranks high. The latest? Forbes’ list of America’s Most Innovative Cities. No, Raleigh didn’t take the top spot on the list, but we did place at No. 3, after San Jose in California’s Silicon Valley, and Austin, Texas. Trailing after us were cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, and San Diego.
Forbes likes our mix of academia and industry. Factors that went into making this list include patents, rate of creative jobs, tech and science jobs, and venture capital investment. Once again, ranking high on this list comes as no surprise. Take a look around. Here in Raleigh, we’re a hub of innovation and creativity. And it’s great to live in a place like that.
All these lists make it kind of hard for us to be humble.
That’s Life in Raleigh.
You can read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/24/patents-funding-jobs-technology-innovative-cities.html