NC TECH ROAD: Future Foward.
We are not a stretch of highway. We are not a collection of buildings, or marks on a map. We are a catalyst for innovation. A conduit for collaboration, driven by growth and opportunity. And the most important assets we create are not architectural spaces, but the potential for ideas realized inside them.
Across the world, cities are looking for ways to safeguard their economic futures. The innovation economy is emerging with stunning pace and requiring new, advanced skills with more dynamic and collaborative environments. Tech Road represents a unified vision for North Carolina’s dense network of Universities, Research Institutions, Science & Technology Parks, Industrial Zones and Innovation Districts along the I-85/40 Corridor. Tech Road – a play on North Carolina’s Tobacco Road – is underpinned by deep, authentic public-private partnerships and specialized venture funds that aim to fuel the state’s transition to a more balanced economy that incorporates technology and innovation.