One of the three primary cities within the Research Park Triangle in NC which is bordered by the city of Durham and Chapel Hill, and there are major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill in the area. Tons of relocated folks from all around the country and a US Army base not too far away. Pretty, smaller city that is walkable and laid back. Easy lifestyle and mild winters. And, the taxes are a benefit too.
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce http://raleighchamber.org/ecodev