Pardon me for plugging an old friend, but you should check out what’s happening at the Research Triangle Park under new President & CEO Bob Geolas.
Last week, the Park rolled out its new master plan. It envisions more urban-type centers to complement the consummate campus setting. New companies, new talent and new minds need new digs.
This week, Geolas and his team set out on a “Pathways to Opportunity” tour, stopping at more than 20 places from one end of North Carolina to the other. The goal is to reconnect RTP with the state. That is its founding mission – to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians. Guess what? It worked.
Geolas believes it’s time to reaffirm that mission, time to reach out across the state. And time to work together to keep North Carolina on the leading edge of global economic growth and innovation.
RTP is totally private-sector. Like all of us, it depends on government for transportation, water-sewer and education. But RTP itself gets no money from government.
This is a tour all North Carolinians should get on.