City of Durham

Welcome To the Bull CIty!

Whether you know of Durham as the “City of Medicine” or the “Bull City,” it’s easy to see why so many residents and businesses call Durham home. The “Bull City” prospered as a manufacturing hub for the tobacco industry and textiles for many decades, but has since transformed itself into a place where shopping thrives and high-tech industry flourishes with upscale housing in the same classic buildings where tobacco giants American Tobacco and Liggett-Meyers once made this City their industrial home. With the birth of the Research Triangle Park in the 1950s, Durham began to take on a new look that has evolved into a global center for information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medicine. The City of Durham is known as the “City of Medicine,” with health care as a major industry including more than 300 medical and health-related companies and medical practices with a combined payroll exceeding $1.5 billion annually.

City of Durham