Durham was recognized as one of the 13 hottest cities for 2016 list. To compile this list, job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of each city's residents were considered.
The Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, has been recognized for being among the top 5 theatres in the United States .
Source: Pollstar, Billboard, and Venues Today
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been recognized as the 9th Best Airport on a Readers's Choice Award list of the "The Best and Worst Airports in America," for 2014.
Source: Conde Nast
The North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NC) 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards program has recognized the pedestrian bridge as the 2015 Grand Award winner for Engineering Excellence in Structural Systems. The ACEC/NC competition recognizes outstanding projects designed by engineering firms across the state.
Source: American Council of Engineering Companies
The City of Durham has tied with the City of Hampton, Va. for fourth place in the 125,000–249,999 population category in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program for its use of technology to improve transparency with residents and operate more efficiently with taxpayer dollars.
Source: e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program