Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Than Jobs

Duke University isn’t just Durham’s largest employer with more than 30,000 employees. According to a newly published land use study by Durham Public Schools, but Duke has invested more than $1.5 billion in construction over the last 17 years.

Much of that is in the form of visitor features, like Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Sports Hall of Fame, Center for Duke Gardens, expansions to the Washington Duke Inn and the R. David Conference Center and don’t get me started on all that has evolved at Duke University Health System.

It is way too easy to take any large employer for granted. But Duke deserves credit for anchoring Downtown revitalization, Durham’s emergence as a significant visitor destination and our prominence in technology transfer as well as recognition for many of the great things that happen here.

1 comment:

Doris Franse said...

so true.