- The State of Morrisville: Corporations Embrace Town's Location at Center of Triangle
- Friday, September 19, 2008
- Article from Triangle Business Journal by Mark Hilpert
- Morrisville, NC — Longtime Triangle residents may remember when Morrisville was just an outlet mall and little else. Or as the place where you wound up if you took a wrong turn on your way to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Not anymore. The formerly sleepy burg has become a key destination for some of the area’s biggest employers, including Lenovo, Time Warner Cable and a host of smaller companies. Morrisville’s location in the heart of the Triangle and its proximity to RDU and highways such as Interstate 540 are major selling points for marquee names such as Duke University Health System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Wake Technical Community College. Sharon Rosche, president of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, says commercial growth has been steady over the past five years. “We used to be a mostly residential town in the past, but now we’re close to 50-50 between residential and business,” she says. Chamber membership has also risen, from 150 members to approximately 500 in the past eight years. READ THE COMPLETE STORY...
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