Seeking Hip Worker Environs, Universities Remake Research Parks

"Research Triangle Park, the king of university-affiliated business development, is 11 square miles of North Carolina pine forest laced with blue-chip tenants that include IBM, Monsanto, Cisco Systems, and Dupont.

Its companies have landed more than 3,200 patents and registered more than 1,900 trademarks, with popular discoveries that include artificial turf, the product bar code, and the cancer drug Taxol. Over 55 years, Research Triangle Park, referred to here as RTP, has become an undisputed economic success, spawning imitators and challengers all over the country."

Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.


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