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Are the Triangle’s best days behind it after more than 25 years of growth? As the Research Triangle Park enters its sixth decade of existence, has it passed its peak as one of the world’s leading sites for the blending of high tech, life sciences, medicine and education?

What challenges must be overcome during the next 10 years to keep the shine on what former Gov. Jim Hunt likes to call “the Golden Triangle”?

Education, public policy, taxes and maintenance of entrepreneurial passion that leads to growth as well as new businesses, highlight the list of concerns as expressed to Raleigh Metro Magazine in a series of interviews with technology, business and policy leaders.

Steve Ogburn, chief executive officer at Capstone Bank in North Raleigh, was quite succinct in his appraisal.
“The quality of life, good economy, workforce, the government being proactive in recruiting, and the availability of capital” are among the strengths, he explained. On the other hand, the “strength of banks, bank regulation, the weakness of government budget and increased taxes” are among the threats.

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Author: Rick Smith