News & Observer: “Triangle Punching Above its Weight as Tech Hub”

The News and Observer went in-depth on CED’s entrepreneurial hub benchmarking research today, noting how the Triangle is keeping pace with other national hubs like Austin, Chicago, Denver/Boulder, Seattle, and Atlanta. CED president Joan Siefert Rose commented on how the research gives the Triangle community much-needed context on how they stack up:

“We always hear about, where is the billion-dollar company?” Rose said. “Well, guess what? None of these markets had a billion-dollar IPO. … We have growing markets, and yet the level of maturity to get to billion-dollar IPOs, none of us have it.”

Read the entire article, here.


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