Research Triangle Region

Research Triangle Region Partnership

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is a business-driven, public-private partnership dedicated to keeping the 13-county Research Triangle Region, which includes the town of Wendell, economically competitive through business, government and educational collaboration.

RTRP comprises economic development agencies across the region, who work with the N.C. Department of Commerce and a wide range of partners to market the 13-county region for new investment and direct strategic efforts to ensure the region remains economically competitive.

Programs and Initiatives

RTRP leads development of the regional economic-development strategy, called The Shape of Things To Come. It is a five-year plan to promote economic and job growth in the 13-county region.


RTRP’s board of directors comprises representatives from each of the 13 counties and the Research Triangle Park. The board advises and oversees RTRP initiatives. An Economic Development Advisory Committee of county economic developers and partners meet monthly to plan and implement strategic marketing efforts.


RTRP offers a range of services to help companies grow and expand in the region and to help economic development partners meet the needs of businesses and prospects.

Contact RTRP to learn more about the services available to help companies and partners thrive in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. 

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