Downtown Growth

Raleigh and Durham each saw a surge in downtown economic growth this year.

In its ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown, Raleigh opened its $221 million convention center in September. A month later, RBC Bank officials celebrated the opening of RBC Plaza, the city’s tallest, newest landmark. And the $44 million Durham Performing Arts Center opened in the Bull City, becoming the largest performing arts center in North Carolina and South Carolina.