Three major research universities make up the region known as the Research Triangle: NC State in Wake County, UNC-Chapel Hill in Orange County and Duke University in Durham County. Any of these universities by themselves would be a significant asset and an enormous economic engine. When you combine the resources of the three, you create one of the most dynamic regions in the country.
North Carolina State University’s Industrial Extension Service (IES) administers the state’s most comprehensive manufacturing assistance program.
Wake Technical Community College is one of Fuquay-Varina’s greatest assets. With an annual enrollment of more than 66,000 students, Wake Tech serves students with eight campuses, three training centers, community sites, and online learning. The college offers 180 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates to prepare students for employment or university transfer.