What’s your North Carolina story?


More than 50 years ago Archie Davis traveled around the state in a little white car and asked North Carolinians to invest in our state’s future.

One day when Archie stopped to pump gas, a truck driver asked him what he was doing so far from home. When Archie laid out the vision for the RTP, the man pulled $25 dollars out of his wallet and offered it to the project.

He said he never planned to work at RTP, and he didn’t know if his children would — but he wanted a place where his grandchildren could be educated and work in North Carolina.

The driver’s contribution meant a lot to us — in fact, we still have it marked in a log book at RTP headquarters.

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