Durham Meridian Parkway gives clients a prominent address in a rapidly growing city, known for its research and development and hi-tech companies. This building is close to Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Durham is one of the points of the world renowned Research Triangle Park. With 160 international organizations and around 40,000 employees, it is the largest research park in the United States. It is home to the largest IBM operation in the world and one of Glaxo Smith Kline's largest R&D centers. In 2010 Durham was 10th on the Forbes list of where Americans spend the most, and 11th in the Market Watch list of best cities for business. And it was ranked one of the top 20 cities surviving the recession by Yahoo Finance.