Enterprising. Innovative. Gracious. That just begins to describe what distinguishes Moore & Van Allen and the communities we call home. From world-class museums to Fortune 500 company headquarters, the Carolinas reflect a balance between economic leadership and entrepreneurship with cherished history and southern charm. Each of our office locations – whether it’s Charlotte, Research Triangle Park or Charleston – provide plenty of living options to explore and a great quality of life to enjoy.
- Nicknamed “the International Gateway to the South,” is the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas.
- Nation’s second largest banking center (next to New York City), with more than $2 trillion in banking assets
- Maintains a much lower cost of living than New York, Chicago or D.C.
- Ranked #1 as America's Most Livable Community by Partners for Livable Communities
- Ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. by Relocate-America.com
- Serves as a business hub for over half of the Fortune 500 Companies and serves as the headquarters for Chiquita Brands, Lowe’s and SPX, among others
- Home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and the MiLB’s Charlotte Knights, who are in the midst of building their new ballpark – the BB&T Ballpark
- Hosted the 2012 National Democratic Convention, along with a number of other national and international conferences
Research Triangle Park
- Geographic region that encompasses Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
- Located at the core of the Raleigh-Cary and Durham metropolitan area is the Research Triangle Park, a globally prominent high-tech research and development center
- Home to a broad spectrum of companies -- from Fortune 100 multinational research and development operations, to university spin-outs and start-operations
- Consistently ranks in the top five in national surveys for the best places to live and work
- Some of the today’s most profound discoveries have been influenced by scientists and researchers working in RTP, including the invention of the Universal Product Code, 3D ultrasound technology
- Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University; Durham and Chapel Hill are the homes of Duke University and the University of North Carolina, respectively. Further, there are at least 10 other universities within a 90 mile radius of the Research Triangle that contribute to the remarkable diversity and innovation for which the region is famous.
- For the third consecutive year, Forbes.com named Raleigh as the Number 1 Best Place for Business and Careers
- Durham ranked fifth in U.S. News and World Report's Best Places to Live 2009 ranking.
- A seaport since the 17th century
- Embodies some of the best that the South has to offer: living history, fine dining, scenic seashores and a busy market district
- Named #2 on Livability’s list of Top 10 Downtowns
- Ranked #9 of the Milken Institute’s list of America’s Best Performing Cities
- Ranked on Forbes' Best Places for Business and Careers list, and Top Mid-Size Cities for Jobs list