Dammit people, this isn't a ranking of Fortune 500 headquarters. Additionally (not that it matters) I'm sure many Fortune 500 companies are represented in Raleigh. The area is laden with many big and important high technology corporations--IBM has its world's largest facility in RTP, Cisco Systems has one of its largest campuses, Redhat is actually based in Raleigh, SAS is based in Cary... There's Biogen, Delta Electronics, Nortel Networks, GlaxoSmithKline (several locations), GE Aircraft, RTI, the list goes on and on.Bunch of crap, because if it was really #2 it would have about 40-50 Fortune 500 companies.
ralex231 said:i dislike it when people say that Raleigh's downtown is at a disadvantage since rtp is located so far away b/c the fact of the matter is that if rtp didnt exist as it does today raleigh and the triangle could be a completely different place for better or worse.