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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 14 In Cary, SAS Institute is the world's largest privately held software company with more than $1 billion in revenue. The NCSU project to create a statistical analysis system in the late 1960s turned into a full- fedged business led by Jim Goodnight and three others from the university. SAS is often noted as a "Best Place to Work" in North Carolina. Kimley-Horn, an engineering design frm based in Cary, is a regular on Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the best U.S. companies to work for. It ranked No. 25 on the latest list released earlier this month, up 48 spots the triangle WEBSITE UPDATED HOURLY Te Triangle Area's Largest Agency Specializing in Single Family Rental Homes and Townhomes Sharon L. Schovain Broker/Owner Direct: 919-459-6319 919-459-6300 from No. 73 last year. The frm recognizes its focus on keeping its employees happy and productive as the core of the company's success. It's not all work in the Triangle. Downtime is coveted and the region's dining scene is among the best in the nation. According to, Bida Manda in Raleigh is the best restaurant in North Carolina. The hotspot serves up the traditional Laotian dishes that owners Vansana and Vanvisa Nolintha grew up eating in their native country. Standard Foods in the Person Street District in Raleigh is touted as "a top grocery- restaurant in the South." Standard serves up local and Southern fresh food and ingredients under the helm of chef/co-owner Scott Crawford, formerly executive chef at Heron's. Just months after opening, Crawford's eforts have already gained a James Beard nomination nod. Restaurants in the Glenwood South district – from sushi to Thai food to hot wings at the Hibernian Pub – pack in hungry crowds daily. Museums are but one reason to check out Raleigh on the weekends and many of them are free. Take a short history lesson with a walking tour to see the Capital District (State Capitol, North Carolina Museum of History and North Carolina Museum of Science). Visit the Warehouse District filled with six blocks of shops, restaurants, breweries, art galleries and CAM Raleigh. In Chapel Hill, you can stay at the Hotel of the Year, drink award winning bourbon and shop till you drop on Franklin Street. For a taste of home try a homemade biscuit at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen (on the Southern Living list of the "South's Best Breakfast Spots"). Biscuit lovers queue up in line for the drive-thru only service. The Siena Hotel, the Triangle's longest-standing AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel, secured the Hotel of the Year Award for the Autograph Collection in the Americas. "The Siena's elegant European ambiance coupled with the regional Italian cooking at >>

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