Durham has a unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. The national accolades it's earned as a place to live, work, and play only prove what anyone who lives or has visited here has already experienced. Durham has successfully transformed its business and economic landscape from one based upon tobacco and textile products to a modern, cutting-edge economy. GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, and Cree are just some of the forward-thinking companies that have headquarters in Durham.
Durham is also home to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, one of the most popular theaters in the country, as well as the historic Carolina Theater, drawing national touring acts in music, comedy, and theater. The infamous Durham Bulls, Triple A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, continue to break attendance records with winning seasons and a state of the art ballpark.