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Old 11-01-2017, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Logicist027 View Post
According to the maps it is true that the Triad has many colleges. But I think its major problem is as you said, the place does not sell itself. It should have created a large research center linking all of its major universities. Or tried to go something different, like boost the arts, something!

The Triangle has made serious effort into linking its major universities. It's done such a great job that the whole region is known by the RTP, the symbol of the area. With all of the universities and schools, you would think that it would do a better job in self-promotion. Maybe their leaders don't work together as well as the Triangle has.
RTP was an effort led primarily at the state level (and included leaders in business and academia) during the 50's to help move the state's economy beyond traditional industries like agriculture and textiles; it wasn't solely a local effort at all, and business leaders in the Triad played just as prominent a role in getting it established.

Even without RTP, the Triangle has UNC and Duke, two of the most prominent universities in the country and known for athletics just as much as academics. The Triad has a solid smattering of colleges and universities as well, but the only one that comes closest in prominence is Wake Forest. I think that if the region had a public university at least on the level of NC State, things might be a bit different. But also consider another metro area known for its universities--Nashville. Its boomtown status really isn't even directly related to higher education but its cultural profile (particularly as it relates to the music industry) and the overall health/strength of the local economy.
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