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Durham is a single city-county at the pinnacle of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region and proud to be home to Research Triangle Park, Duke and North Carolina Central universities, and known as “The Bull City,” “The City of Medicine USA” and “A County with MERIT” for (M)edicine (E)ducation (R)esearch (I)ndustry and (T)echnology.
Visitors are important to Durham. With 218,000 residents and 2,000 visitor-related businesses and organizations, Durham annually hosts nearly 5 million visitors. This live cam page is a way for Durham to say “Welcome,” “Enjoy,” “Thanks,” and “Please visit again!”
Durham is also home to 13 historic sites, 15 arts centers or performance halls, 12 science and nature centers, great baseball and basketball, a choice of 20 major annual events, and nearly 40 different nightclubs.
Durham, including Research Triangle Park, will soon have nearly 8,500 guest rooms and 70 lodging properties, ranging from bed and breakfast inns to full-service hotels, convention and luxury hotels to golf resorts, most constructed within the last ten years.
Durham is home to many of North Carolina's nationally famous chefs and restaurants, along with more than 300 other restaurants ranging from concept chains to good ol' North Carolina barbeque and from Greek, Italian, Continental, Mexican, Chinese to great seafood and steakhouses.
Durham hosts nearly 5,000 association and corporate meetings each year. Nearly 60% are international, national or regional in scope. Durham is within a day's drive or an hour's flight of 54% of the Nation's population and the capacity to host 80–85% of the Nation's meetings.
Durham has a proven track record as host to major sports events from the Rose Bowl in 1942 to the USA-USSR Track Meet to the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament to the Special Olympics World Summer Games and the NCAA Golf and Track and Field Championships.
Historic Old Bull Building
Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC), which owns television stations in Durham, Charlotte and Raleigh, has City and County assent to move ahead with a $200 million renovation and development or nearly 1 million-square-feet of retail, residential, office, hotel and restaurant space in the Ballpark District of Downtown Durham.
The complex will generate 4,000 new employees Downtown (a 50% increase) and nearly double the amount of this type of space. Work will begin this Summer-Fall.
The project will renovate the historic Lucky Strike Factory including the Old Bull Building, one of 23 National Historic Landmark's in North Carolina (four in Durham). The huge project fits into the Downtown Master Plan and once all of the private sector commitments have been made, it will involve more than $30 million of public parking decks that will serve the complex, the evolving Durham Judicial Center and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Capitol Broadcasting feasibility consultants have worked with DCVB on the project, which was spearheaded by the Durham Office of Economic and Employment Development and Downtown Durham, Inc. The project is one of the most significant economic development projects in Durham's history and it involves the continued adaptive re-use of architecturally-significant buildings that began with Brightleaf Square and continues today with Peabody Place, West Village, City Place and the Clark-Sorrel Buildings.
Tenants for the office space in the new complex will include Duke and several companies based in the RTP portion of Durham. RTP is only 4 miles from Downtown Durham. CBC sees Downtown Durham's strategic location at the pinnacle of the Triangle Region as significant. Just as the RTP portion of Durham is the corporate center of the region, Downtown Durham is evolving as the entertainment center. The development continues to enhance Durham's reputation and potential for cultural tourism.
City of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina, is the City of Medicine USA. This identity is built on its outstanding hospitals and major national and international healthcare companies. It is built on the city's cutting-edge research companies, its specialty clinical services and its nationally recognized medical teaching facilities.
Durham has become synonymous with medicine. Nearly one in four people in Durham work in a health-related field, making medicine the city's leading industry.
At the heart of Durham's reputation are four modern hospitals — Duke University Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital, VA Medical Center and North Carolina Eye & Ear Hospital — which offer more than 100 different medical services.
Consider these Facts:
- The city has a physician-to-population ratio four times greater than the national average. There are more than 2,300 licensed physicians and interns in Durham.
- More than 15,622 people receive hospitalized care and 727,500 outpatient services are provided annually.
- More than $600 million is spent annually on medical and health-related research in Durham.
- Durham is home to 2,220 physicians, 1,824 involved with patient care. This is a ratio per capita of 109 to 1 compared to 549 to 1 in North Carolina and 420 to 1 nationally.
- 42,000 workers in Durham are employed in health-related industries. This amounts to 27.5% of the workforce in all of Durham County, or more than 1 in 4 in medical, pharmaceutical, biotech or a related industry.
- Durham has 4,769 registered nurses or a ratio of 43 to 1 compared to 125 to 1 in NC and 141 to 1 nationally.
- Healthcare payroll in Durham is $1.5 billion or 36 cents of every Durham payroll dollar.
- Duke University Medical Center alone conducts $213.2 million annually in research, a 212% increase in constant dollars since 1983.
- Durham is home to 50% of the biotech firms based in North Carolina and 60% of the Clinical Research Organizations including Quintiles Transnational, the world's largest.
- Durham receives unparalleled healthcare accolades including 36 pages in a recent Time magazine issue and #4 medical center in the US, #2 in physical therapy, #1 in physician assistant, #9 microbiology, #5 pharmacology/toxicology, #2 healthiest city for women and a VA medical center in the top 11% of all hospitals nationally.