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Old 11-13-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume when you mentioned biotech in Raleigh that you were referring to RTP - wouldn't that be including the entire Triangle? I also assume when you mentioned IT in Austin that you were including Roundrock?
RTP is located in both Wake and Durham counties. You've also got tech companies in Centennial Campus, which is NC State's research campus.

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Anyway, my point is...Raleigh has a thriving live music scene in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, though not as famous or as large as Austin's.
Not wanting to split hairs, but if we're talking about the entire metro area, then yes, there's an artsy vibe to be had. Less so (not totally absent, but less so) if we're talking about the city of Raleigh itself.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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RTP is located in both Wake and Durham counties. You've also got tech companies in Centennial Campus, which is NC State's research campus.



Not wanting to split hairs, but if we're talking about the entire metro area, then yes, there's an artsy vibe to be had. Less so (not totally absent, but less so) if we're talking about the city of Raleigh itself.
Now come on...why don't you go ahead and admit it? RTP IS NOT in the city of Raleigh - even if a little of it is in Wake County. And I know you weren't thinking of Centennial Campus when you spoke of Biotech in Raleigh...

For the record, and I think you know this as well, when an OP doesn't specify that the subject is city-limits only, then it is assumed that the subject is metro area.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Now come on...why don't you go ahead and admit it? RTP IS NOT in the city of Raleigh - even if a little of it is in Wake County. And I know you weren't thinking of Centennial Campus when you spoke of Biotech in Raleigh...
I know it's not in the city of Raleigh, but more than a "little of it" is in Wake County. I thought that too until rnc2mbfl corrected me on that point not too long ago. And yes, I WAS thinking of Centennial Campus as well. It's nearly not as a big as RTP, but it does quite well for itself in the tech department. Okay for telling me what's in my head, LOL.

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For the record, and I think you know this as well, when an OP doesn't specify that the subject is city-limits only, then it is assumed that the subject is metro area.
Well that can be a bit tricky when it comes to multi-nodal metro areas. One can legitimately refer to Dallas apart from Fort Worth or Tampa apart from St. Petersburg, etc. because while they are all interdependent, those cities do have their own identities apart from the other cities in the region. As long as I specify which one I'm referring to (city or metro) when I make a particular statement, then I'm good.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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When I'm wrong, I go ahead and admit it. Some people, on the other hand, just continue to argue their case. Goodnight.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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When I'm wrong, I go ahead and admit it. Some people, on the other hand, just continue to argue their case. Goodnight.
Because I'm not wrong. Sure I could have brought up Durham or Chapel Hill, but what I said about Raleigh wasn't inaccurate, at least when compared to Austin. Not sure why you're so uptight about that, but you have a blessed night.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:58 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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As a clarification, RTP isn't in any city's limits. It's an independent entity that straddles both Durham and Wake Counties. Surrounding areas around the jurisdiction limits of the park itself have been annexed by municipalities in the respective counties. In Durham County, that's obviously Durham City. In Wake County (which, by far, has many more municipalities) that's Cary and Morrisville.

I'd also like to make a point that the Triangle isn't just biotech. I have read this assumption several times on City-Data and want to clarify that it's both high tech and bio tech. IBM, Cisco, NetApp, Lenovo, SAS, Red Hat, CREE, etc. are not biotech companies yet all of them have either HQ or very significant operations in the Triangle area. For instance IBM is 10,000+ employees while Cisco is 4000+ employees. That said, Biotech's and pharmaceuticals also have a significant presence in the Triangle.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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I'd also like to make a point that the Triangle isn't just biotech. I have read this assumption several times on City-Data and want to clarify that it's both high tech and bio tech. IBM, Cisco, NetApp, Lenovo, SAS, Red Hat, CREE, etc. are not biotech companies yet all of them have either HQ or very significant operations in the Triangle area. For instance IBM is 10,000+ employees while Cisco is 4000+ employees. That said, Biotech's and pharmaceuticals also have a significant presence in the Triangle.
You are correct about that. I tend to think biotech first, but it was actually high tech (IBM) before biotech.
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