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  1. 1. Live Where You Work Love Where you Live Durham is a community with the feel and hospitality of a Southern town with the amenities and intellectual contributions of a major city. Ranked Among the Top 10 Cities That Have… “ That Loving Feeling”
  2. 2. Live Where You Work Love Where you Live Make IT Durham is a public/private partnership that connects prospective and newly arrived professionals and executives to Durham city and county resources, chamber members, and relocation information and services. Make IT Durham also offers member companies welcome packets which showcase Durham’s quality of life, and hospitality services to help their new staff feel welcome in Durham, their new home. For information about Make IT DURHAM , contact Gricelle Font , Director of Client Services at the Durham Chamber at 919-328-8725 or email her at [email_address]
  3. 3. … home to Duke University and The Research Triangle Park, in North Carolina
  4. 4. Ranks Durham as 11th Top Metro Cities for Business and Careers Durham is named #3 U.S. City to Ride a Recession by Businessweek. Durham is leading the way in technology-based economic development in North Carolina with abundant talent and entrepreneurial vision.
  5. 5. The Creative Class Thrives in Durham Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class: and How it’s Transforming Work, Leisure and Everyday Life , identified The Triangle as the Median Age of Durham’s Residents : 34 National and State Median Age: 36 <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li># 6 Top Ten Tech Towns - Wired Magazine, 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>6th Most Creative Region in The Country
  6. 6. Profile of the Creative Class <ul><li>Value Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Create an atmosphere of openness and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Fast-growing, highly educated, and well-paid </li></ul><ul><li>Boost Corporate Profits and Economic Growth by “creating meaningful new forms.” </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the creative class do a wide variety of work in a wide variety of industries - from technology to entertainment, journalism to finance, and high-end manufacturing to the arts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3 minutes from Duke University 15 minutes from Research Triangle Park 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham Airport $1.2 billion downtown renaissance Historic Vibrant Metropolitan Eclectic
  8. 8. Cost of Living & Quality of Life Durham’s metro area's cost of living ranked 22nd among 311 urban areas in the second quarter, the 22nd lowest among the nation's urban areas. What else is in Durham ? Award-winning restaurants Broadway Shows at The New Performing Arts Center The Bull City’s Tobacco Campus and Trails, Stadiums and Golf Courses are all Rising to Meet You ! The American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The Nasher Museum 60,000 sq ft, $23 million Masterpiece to House Duke Art Collections and Exhibits
  9. 9. GOURMET (October, 2006) Top 50 Restaurants – # 11 Magnolia Grill Food & Wine Magazine recently praised Nana’s , Magnolia Grill , Piedmont, Rue Cler , Tonali, and Watts Grocery . Vin Rouge , Nana’s, Chama's Churrascaria , and Washington Duke Inn’s Fairview Dining Room received Wine Spectator’s online Award of Excellence. Soon after Nana's opened, Esquire Magazine dubbed it one of the best new restaurants in the country. Some of Durham’s nationally recognized restaurants and chefs... Graduate of La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, former Nasher Museum Chef, just opened Watts, already praised in Food & Wine Magazine . Chef Amy Tornquist 4 Diamond Award   Revolution ’s Restaurant Chef Anile has worked in Asia as well as London and has been featured in such publications as; Bon Appétit Magazine, Southern Living, “ America's Foodiest Small Town”
  10. 10. Premiering this Winter in Durham…. The Durham Performing Arts Center 2,800 Seat Performing Arts Center will bring Broadway Shows… Direct from New York .
  11. 11. Durham: City of Medicine One of the highest ratios of doctors to resident populations in the country Ranked among the Top 10 U.S. Hospitals Known as the City of Medicine, Durham is one of the southeast’s leaders in the breadth and quality of health care . The city supports five hospitals as well as many other medical-related services and industries, all of which contribute to its reputation as a pacesetter in this field.
  12. 12. Top indicators for sustainability: Transportation, Air Quality, Tap Water Quality, LEED Building, Food & Agriculture, Zoning, Land Use, Solid Waste Diversion Rate, Planning, City Innovation, Energy/Climate, and Knowledge Base The American Tobacco Campus man-made Ole Bull River, 450,000 gallons of recycled wastewater run through it… Recycled Art Exhibit Duke Eye Center Show . .. Durham, North Carolina with a population just over 200,000 has the most LEED buildings in the state and ranks in the top five nationally on a per capita basis. “All of the buildings Duke University has built over the past 5 years meet LEED standards.” The Sierra Club&quot; Durham, a model of green efficiency
  13. 13. <ul><li>Research, education and engagement by three of the nation’s top </li></ul><ul><li>research universities – Duke University, North Carolina State University and the </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Founded in 1959. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 157 companies. .More than $2 billion in annual research and development </li></ul><ul><li>20 million square feet, over 45,000 workers . Businesses, governments and academia </li></ul><ul><li>collaborating continuously. </li></ul>Durham Research Triangle Park Selected to Host 2009 International Association of Science Parks IASP World Conference. For the first time in its 22-year history, IASP will hold an independent, international conference in the U.S. The year 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of RTP.
  14. 14. Research Triangle Park Selected to Host 2009 IASP World Conference and this dynamic meeting destination is gearing up to provide a world-class experience. RTP has been selected to organize and host the 2009 World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP). For the first time in its 22-year history, IASP will hold an independent, international conference in the United States. The year 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of RTP and the 25th anniversaries of a number of Triangle-area knowledge assets, including Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. The world is coming to RTP…
  15. 15. “ The largest concentration of high-technology workers in the nation .” <ul><li>Over 160 national and international companies </li></ul><ul><li>24.5 million sq. ft. and 7,000 acres of developed space </li></ul>LIGHTING BY CREE : BASED IN RTP, DURHAM CTY FOUNDED: 1987 BY N.C. STATE ALUMNI EMPLOYEES: 2,600 worldwide , half in Durham Tiny chips made in RTP light up the National Aquatics Center for the Olympics. The “Bird’s Nest” or National Stadium in Beijing, illuminated by CREE’s LEDs.
  16. 16. The Wilmington River Walk Out along the Atlantic, warmed by the Gulf Stream, Wilmington Beach makes its living as a resort, a busy port and an aspiring movie capital. In autumn, the storybook oak-lined streets of Wilmington are cool and quiet. North Carolina Beaches Rated by Natural Resources Defense Council as one of the safest for fishing, wildlife and swimming A short drive from the North Carolina Coastline
  17. 17. Durham, 110 minutes from the Carolina Mountains Asheville is an Appalachian Shangri-La. This year-round resort town, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, draws a funky mix of New Agers, fleece-clad mountain bikers, and antiques lovers. Charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan for a town of about 73,000, Asheville has a Southern appeal all its own . From cafes to buzzing bistros, Art Deco skyscrapers and arcades reminiscent of Paris , Kayaking and one of the world's largest private homes — the Biltmore Estate, a French Renaissance-style mansion with 250 rooms. … no wonder so many locals first started out as tourists.
  18. 18. The American Tobacco Campus 2 nd largest historic renovation in North Carolina History ! The American Tobacco Historic District includes over one million square feet of high quality mixed-use retail . The Durham Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art, 2,800 seat, 105,000-square-foot facility, will open in winter, 2008 — adding a stunning cultural exhibition center to the American Tobacco Historic District.
  19. 19. This 14-mile rail-trail will eventually span more than 22 miles in Durham and Wake Counties (see the large, detailed map ). The trail provides the fastest growing portion of Durham with a key community connection to area schools, parks, businesses, and places of worship. Trail users enjoy a number of recreational activities including biking, roller blading, and horseback riding. This shared-use greenway is a fine example of what can be achieved through a diverse partnership. The American Tobacco Trail is a regional rail-trail project which will ultimately run from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham to New Hill in Wake County. Currently, the northern 7.7-mile asphalt paved section, a 3-mile natural surface south of I-40, currently being refurbished and maintained by the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the southernmost 3.5 mile granite screenings surfaced section in Wake County are open to the public. Construction for the expansion of the trail has begun and will be completed by summer of 2009 and will link Durham trails to Cary and Chapel Hill. The ATT is the first true shared-use greenway of significant length in North Carolina. The American Tobacco Trail is special because the northern section currently connects homes and neighborhoods with shopping, restaurants, offices and other workplaces, parks, other greenways, places of worship, schools and entertainment. It provides outlying parts of the city with a safe off-road link to downtown. Within three years, a unique pedestrian bridge over I-40 will connect this section of the trail with the Streets of Southpoint Mall, the largest shopping mall in the Triangle, which opened in late 2002. It will also later connect this with what is currently a rural portion of Chatham County and allow access to &quot;forever wild&quot; and limited access Corps of Engineers land. Scenic views on Montana's Morrison Trail                             
  20. 20. Durham’s Public Schools : <ul><li>Proactive and Progressive </li></ul><ul><li>Great instructional programs </li></ul><ul><li>Well-prepared and attentive teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative uses of resources </li></ul>
  21. 21. Four of Durham’s high schools are on Newsweek’s “Top 1,000 High Schools” list, putting them in the top 4% of all high schools in the country. Durham School for the Arts ranked #313 out of 1300 high schools ranked around the nation and 1 of only 2 Durham Public Schools to make the list!  Durham’s public schools allow parental choice for the selection of schools for their children.
  22. 22. Over $11.5 Million in Scholarships The DPS Class of 2008 has racked up over than $11.5 million in academic scholarships. They include full rides to Harvard , Duke and the U.S. Naval Academy. A few more notable awards are: Full scholarship to Harvard, University Notre Dame University Scholar, Full scholarship to Stanford University , Tulane University Presidential Scholarship, Buckeye Scholar at Ohio State University , Carolina Scholars and Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill . DPS Students: Prepared for the World Students in the Class of 2008 are going to be “all over the map” this fall. They have been accepted to over 160 colleges and universities in 32 states , as well as Mexico and Canada. For more information go to : School for The Arts Tours UK, RTP Volunteers in Action, Business and Academic Leadership Involved…. Duke Medical Center Chancellor Victor Dzau (left) City of Medicine Academy Opens, offering promising futures.
  23. 23. <ul><li>Durham Public Schools Produce some of the </li></ul><ul><li>Nation’s Leaders in Biological Science </li></ul>Jordan High School Senior, Shivani Sud, age 16, was the recipient of the Intel Science Talent Search for Biological Science, considered to be the Junior Nobel Prize, for her work with tumor and cancer chemotherapy delivery options. Shivani was a Biomedical Research Intern at both the National Cancer Institute and Temple University. Her college choices? Harvard, Princeton, Duke
  24. 24. Nationally Acclaimed Architect Praises D.P.S… Phil Freelon “ My wife and I are very pleased with Durham Public Schools. They were excellent in preparing my son for his college education. He is thriving at Stanford School of Architecture, one of America’s finest universities.” Freelon Architect Group’s designs have received numerous awards including twenty-seven American Institute of Architects (AIA) regional, state, and local design awards . In 2008 The Freelon Group was recognized by Contract Magazine as The Designer of the Year. Our firm is also the recipient of the AIA North Carolina Outstanding Firm Award in recognition of outstanding service and design excellence. Their work can be also seen in cities like San Francisco, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
  25. 25. Chief Pediatric Endocrinologist at Duke says DPS Parents Get World Class Treatment… “ As a doctor at Duke University University Hospital, I have learned that my patients expect world class treatment and we expected the same from the Durham Public Schools…and received it”. “ Both of my children received a world class education and now attend college at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.” Dr. Michael Freemark, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Duke. His wife Ann Slifken practices law in the Triangle. Dr. Freemark’s Fellowships Include : Pediatric Endocrinology, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, 1980-1984 Lineberger Cancer Center , University of North Carolina, 1990 Hospital Necker Enfants Malades, Inserm, Paris , 1993, 2006
  26. 26. Carolina Friends Alumnus, Rosita Adamo ('04) is featured in the February issue of Dance Spirit Magazine.     The Carolina Friends School and The Global Village project Immaculate Conception Catholic Church The school enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. It has approximately 400 students and 25 full- time faculty. … ..committed to preparing our students to be global citizens Durham Private Schools
  27. 27. Durham Academy…an independent, coed day school with 1,135 students Member of U.S. Green Schools Foundation, which provides a healthier learning environment for students and a healthier workplace for teachers. With a focus on schools, we educate our future leaders about environmental responsibility, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and the real possibility of making a change. By greening schools buildings, we influence the community to build or renovate green by creating awareness of the issues and the possibilities. … guiding the next generation of scientists Durham Private Schools
  28. 28. The Hill Center offers a unique half-day program to students in grades K-12 with diagnosed learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders who are enrolled in either a public or private school for a portion of the day. AGAPÉ CORNER SCHOOL Rebuilding lives Serving unique needs… giving children a fresh start….
  29. 29. , work cooperatively with others, and develop their personal talents, character, and ambitions. Duke School educators actively engage children in developing concepts, skills and creativity, emphasizing a child-centered, integrated and project-based approach to learning. … helping children become confident, independent learners who solve real-life problems,
  30. 30. Tennis Polo Cycling Hiking Rock-Climbing For Active Lifestyles… Skiing Golf
  31. 31. Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  32. 32. <ul><li>The Museum of Life and Science is dedicated to supporting lifelong learning in the physical and natural sciences. Situated on 80 acres with both outdoor and indoor exhibits, the Museum is home to almost 150 animals, and hands-on exhibits about everything from baby alligators to outer space. </li></ul>Named the area's best museum , best field trip destination, and best day camp.
  33. 33. North Carolina Central University Providing visual and performing arts to broaden our horizons… The North Carolina Central University Art Museum is North Carolina's premier museum of African American art . It is known especially for its nineteenth-century masterpieces and works in their permanent collection include a generous number of artists active during the period known as the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s and the WPA period which followed .
  34. 34. 76 th American Dance Festival 32 nd Season in Durham Durham’s New Performing Arts Center will be hosting many of the performances this season ! The promise of the future for modern dance…
  35. 35. The Durham Art Walk is presented and produced by the Durham Arts Council and The City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department The state’s largest walking studio tour durhamartwalk. com
  36. 36. “ A grassroots arts project emerges that confounds expectations and takes the city of Durham, North Carolina by storm as buildings are transformed into temporary canvases. This project is witness to the energy that is unleashed when a remarkable photographer and an art-loving community join forces to create art and experience a city in new and unexpected ways.” “ Bending Space”, a film based on this project, will premiere in Paris this year , and will coincide with a major museum show in the city of lights. The show will almost certainly feature several of the finished Durham prints as well. w a r e h o u s e i n t e r v e n t i o n s Internationally acclaimed photographer George Rousse makes approximately 30 installations a year, and only a handful in America . “We were incredibly lucky he chose Downtown Durham as one of his warehouse intervention projects“. Konhaus, Indieweek. 2006 The installations live on in large color photographs exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and are included in the collections at The Louvre, the Guggenheim Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Over 5,000 view Photographer’s Installations in Downtown Durham ‘ Andy Grundberg on Rousse’s exhibit in NY: “The cutting edge of photography”
  38. 38. … “ THE HURRICANES” Professional Hockey Team “ The Hurricanes' performance gave the franchise its first National Hockey League championship, and for the second time in a row, a Sunbelt team was able to stop a team from Alberta.” NHL website. Two trips to the Stanley Cup finals and one win turned something around in the tobacco state, because what I saw there really surprised me. Genuine, crazy, knowledgeable hockey fans. Published Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:01 AM by Citizen_James Minutes away and here in the Triangle…
  39. 39. The Durham Bulls # 4 Durham Bulls Athletic Park Location: Durham, North Carolina Team and League: Durham Bulls, International League MLB. Home to the most rabidly loyal baseball fans outside of Red Sox Nation . The loud, raucous park has good food, and the team frequently boasts some of the top talent below the major leagues. BEST MINOR-LEAGUE PARKS : 2008 Minor League News
  40. 40. — A.O. Scott of The New York Times Founded in 1998, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is recognized as the premier documentary film festival in the United States by both The New York Times and IndieWIRE and is well-known for its southern hospitality, relaxed atmosphere and walkable venue layout. Full Frame has welcomed both first time and celebrated filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Moore, Sydney Pollack, Errol Morris, Barbara Kopple, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Charles Burnett, Mira Nair and Jonathan Demme.
  41. 41. Nine Million Dollar Renovation…Seating, 1000 Bela Fleck virtuoso banjo player, eight-time Grammy award winner Ani Di Franco Grammy- Nominee, Ledisi Lou Reed
  42. 42. Durham’s Nasher Museum among Acclaimed Architect’s Masterpieces Rafael Viñoly recently completed the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and the new home for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York . Viñoly's designs were also chosen for expansion projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art , the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Children's Museum. He also designed the new Tampa Museum of Art . Other projects include the design of the Tokyo International Forum and the Leicester City Performing Arts Center in England . Viñoly is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of numerous awards, including the AIA medal of honor. 60,000 sq ft, $23 million Masterpiece to House Duke Art Collections and Exhibits
  43. 43. <ul><li> Duke Performances </li></ul>Duke Performances explores the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the forward-leaning, embracing programming from diverse cultures and disciplines. Duke Performances is working to rethink the manner in which an institution of higher learning facilitates the interaction between community and the arts to showcase the finest performing artists in the world.
  44. 44. Durham’s Neighborhoods Durham ranks among the leading cities in the United States for its standard of living.   Once a quiet hamlet with roots in textiles and tobacco, today Durham is a pacesetter in medicine, education, research, high tech industry and the arts.  The influence of this diverse and solid economy, represented by major corporations, the university and health care, has encouraged sophistication unusual in a city of such a size.   The city is located 23 miles northwest of Raleigh and 12 miles northeast of Chapel Hill.
  45. 45. The diversity of Durham’s architecture offers loft living, Mediterranean, Colonial and modernist homes from the mid 200’s to over 1.5 million dollar range. Downtown Living: The Baldwin Lofts, West Village, The Kress and The Eleanor, all downtown…
  46. 46. Spacious, well-built homes.. … right here in Durham
  47. 47. Whether your style is Roman, Greek. Modernist, New England, Spanish and German Colonial, French and Mediterranean…. … you can find it here, in Durham.
  48. 48. You can plan your next garden, enjoy nature, and still live within minutes of downtown… … you can have it here, in Durham. Stop Commuting, Start LIVING
  49. 49. Modern Architecture … find it in Durham
  50. 50. Live Where You Work Love Where you Live Make IT Durham is a public/private partnership that connects prospective and newly arrived professionals and executives to Durham city and county resources, chamber members, and relocation information and services. Make IT Durham also offers member companies welcome packets which showcase Durham’s quality of life, and hospitality services to help their new staff feel welcome in Durham, their new home. For information about Make IT DURHAM , contact Gricelle Font , Director of Client Services at the Durham Chamber at 919-328-8725 or email her at [email_address]