It’s move in day for the vTestify crew. We could not be more excited to be located a stone’s throw from the beautiful Moore Square Historic District of downtown Raleigh. Not only does this space give us room to grow and expand, being strategically located near some of North Carolina’s largest law firms, the state Supreme Court, Legislature, and Campbell Law School provides amazing benefits.
Why Downtown Raleigh?
Attracting the right talent and building the best team are critical to a business’s success. According to the Urban Land Institute’s annual study on the Emerging Trends in Real Estate, the younger generation wants to live, work, eat, and play in downtowns across America. With the emerging tech hub and ensuing renaissance of tech innovation in downtown Raleigh, coupled with world class universities such as NC State, UNC, and Duke, we believe talent will be easier to attract in our strategic location.
2) Ecosystem for Tech Innovation
With companies like Citrix, Red Hat, Ipreo, a plethora of start-ups, incubators like HQ Raleigh, and coding academies like the Iron Yard, it’s no wonder some are referring to Raleigh as “the Silicon Valley of the East.” Nice weather, a high quality of life, and short commutes also contribute to Raleigh becoming a hot bed for tech entrepreneurs.
3) Walking Distance
As we plan for vTestify’s grand opening and Holiday Party, we decided to personally invite law firms that are in downtown Raleigh. Over the course of two days, we were able to walk to nearly 25 law firms, ranging between solo and small practice to large national firms. This is just one of the benefits of being so close to many different firms. Additionally, proximity to the state capital and Campbell Law School has many benefits for our ambitions of disrupting an industry that’s slow to change.