Monday, June 20, 2016

Durham was recognized as the Nation’s 20th Bee City USA

Durham City Council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the practices required to become a Bee City USA. Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell has designated the Durham Bee City Committee, a group of residents and business owners committed to protecting pollinators, as the facilitator for Durham’s efforts to meet the requirements of being a Bee City USA. Several key partners in the Durham Bee City Committee include Keep Durham Beautiful, Honeygirl Meadery, the NC Museum of Life and Science, Bee Downtown, Burt’s Bees, Durham County Cooperative Extension, Lee attracting birds and bees, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Durham County Bee Keepers.

Durham recognized as the No.12 most educated city in America

Forbes has recognized Durham as the No. 12 "Most Educated City in America."

Monday, June 6, 2016

Durham metro recognized as No. 5 best area for single mothers

By measures of income, childcare, and housing affordability, the Durham,Chapel Hill metro is one of the best areas for single mothers. A single mother has to work 49.6 hours per week at the median wage to afford a typical two-bedroom apartment in the Durham,Chapel Hill metro one of only nine metro areas in which this measure is less than 50 hours.

Durham metro recognized as area where your paycheck goes the furthest

The Durham,Chapel Hill region was recognized as the No. 6 best metro area where paychecks go the furthest.