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Life Was Is Better In Durham

Life is still beautiful in Durham.

It’s still got the same great people, the same forward thinking, and even more opportunity.

See what it’s like to be a part of our community again.


As a leader in the nation’s tech and life science industries, Durham has opportunities big and small where your skills can be matched to a job that brings more than just competitive compensation: it can bring significance to your career.  We’re also a city that actively fights for employment equality.  When we work in Durham, we work together for every gender, race, and sexual orientation.  Need more reasons?

  • Competitive industry salaries & benefits
  • Be part of a community that prides itself on diversity and equality
  • Amazing workplace environments (Have you seen the American Underground?)
  • Growth opportunities all within our local Triangle area
  • Easy and short commutes to work


Your home should be a place where you love to spend time with family, not just a large closet where you keep your stuff.  Whether it’s new construction and a big yard, or a downtown loft in a historic building, we have what you’re looking for.  We’re a city of activists and dreamers, a passionate people that you can be proud of to call your community.  More benefits include:

  • Establish your roots and build your future
  • Live in a place where you are proud to host your family and friends
  • Enjoy a home you want, not just one you can afford
  • Be a part of an inclusive community that cares about its city and its people


With a booming restaurant scene, hundreds of local boutiques, miles of outdoors trails, and a thriving art scene, you get a lot of everything in Durham.  Have a family lunch on the Eno River with dinner on a rooftop bar that evening!  Throw in easy access to the mountains and the seas, and it’ll be hard to believe you wanted to live anywhere else.

  • Have time and space to enjoy your hobbies
  • Join a community of passionate people
  • Everything you could want is always within 15 minutes
  • All four seasons, even without a brutal winter

Let the American Underground start you on

A Better Life In Durham

Ready for a change but don’t know where to start?
We have a team ready to help you start taking the steps to move to Durham.
Start setting up your connections in Durham.

Adam Klein

Director of Strategy
Capitol Broadcasting Company

  • Aspiring pizza chef on the weekends.
  • Durham resident for 10+ years and dad to two young daughters.
  • Favorite Durham restaurant: Mateo Tapas.
  • Serve on the boards of the Durham ChamberDowntown Durham Inc, and Momentum Learning.
  • Led American Underground from 2012-2017, growing AU’s number of startups from 25 to 275 in that time.
  • Originally from Cleveland, Ohio.


Big Top

  • Raised in Durham …. Durham Public School (DPS) Alumn
  • Have lived downtown since 2010
  • Serve on the boards of Career and Technical Education (DPS)‌, Maureen Joy Charter School, and Bee Downtown.
  • Spent past 5 years scaling real estate for American Underground.
  • Known for taking full advantage of the 2.5 hour drive to the beach and the mountains on any given weekend!
  • Favorite Hike: Bobbitts Hole Trail on the Eno River
  • One time I accidentally ate pizza 14 days in a row!

Michael English

Big Top

    • I’ve been to Japan and ate McDonalds for 5 out of the 8 days I was there
    • I’ve DJ’d at South By South West and Art of Cool Festival
    • 2013 Graduate of North Carolina Central University
    • Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va
    • Moved to the Triangle in 2008
    • Program Director for the Innovate Your Cool Conference; a conference focused on the intersection of music, innovation and technology. The conference is held annually in partnership with the Art of Cool Music Festival.
    • Favorite things to do in Durham: Comedy Shows at the Palace International Vault, Durham Bulls Baseball Games, Durham Art Walk

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