The Research Triangle Park

The future of great ideas

Come Along for the Ride on RTP's "Pathways to Opportunity" Bus Tour

"This is a time for us to believe we can continue to do great things." - Gov. Jim Hunt

Gov. Hunt spoke these words just a few days ago while accepting the Archie K. Davis award at the Research Triangle Park's headquarters.

And they are a fitting segue for what we (the Research Triangle Foundation) are about to do.

Tomorrow, we embark on a three week-long, statewide bus tour that will put us on the road. We’re going town to town across our state to find out what people are concerned about -- and we want to uncover ways to work together in this difficult economy.

Our CEO, Bob Geolas, just presented a Master Plan for our Park’s redevelopment.

Now, it’s time for us to take that Plan on the road, Archie-Davis style.

The “Pathways to Opportunity” Bus Tour Schedule

To honor our founding mission, which is to serve all of North Carolina, the “Pathways to Opportunity” bus tour will visit more than two dozen locations all across the state throughout the month of November.

And tomorrow (Nov. 13) – Bob Geolas, Bob Ingram, Governor Bev. Purdue and other RTP leaders will give us our official kickoff at the NC Museum of Natural Science.

From then on out, we’ll be visiting town after town, all over the state, as we root out the very best ideas for our future.

Chances are, we’ll be coming to a location near you. So to see where we're stopping stops and register for any of our planned events, please click here and “Register at Eventbrite" for the particular stop you want to attend.

See you there.

…Come Along for the Ride!

The whole point of our bus tour is to reconnect with North Carolinians – to gather their stories and ideas – so we can help make them a reality.

To emphasize the importance of communication, the Research Triangle Foundation wants to share the experience of the bus tour whenever possible. Photo and video coverage of each tour stop will be updated via social media outlets; so from Nov. 13 to Dec. 3, you can tune in to a variety of channels to come along for the ride.

And we need you on this ride; we need your help -- to make this master plan a reality.

While Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley and Austin are remarkable hubs of innovation, the Research Triangle Park is unique because we were built by the people of North Carolina, for the people of North Carolina.






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