World-Class Talent
Business-Friendly Government
High-Tech Companies
Top-Notch Community
Looking to start, expand or relocate your business?
Cary is the place for you.

Welcome to Cary!

Cary is a thriving community of more than 180,000 residents in the heart of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. With a population of more than 2 million, the Triangle consistently ranks among the top regions in the country to live, work, start a business and find a home. Cary has taken advantage of its unique location to create a nationally recognized community of excellence. Regardless of what you are looking for, Cary’s got it!

who's here

Fortune 100
Fortune 500
Global 1,000

mayor's message

get to know cary

this is cary

key industries


Information Technology

Cary is highly attractive for those in information technology and is home to worldwide leaders in the sector.

Life Sciences

Cary attracts life sciences, particularly in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices.

Clean Tech / Smart Grid Tech

Cary and the region are recognized for a commitment to developing cleaner, more efficient forms of technology.


Advanced Manufacturing

Cary and the region are recognized for developing technology that improves processes.

making it happen


unemployment rate compared to Wake County (3.0%), NC (3.8%), US (3.5%) as of January 2023


current population


approved infrastructure projects