Its official…Red Hat is moving to downtown Raleigh

The software company Red Hat is moving its headquarters to the Progress Energy building. Need I say, it’s good to have high paying jobs in Raleigh (psst…”avg. salary for software developer is $94,180!”).

Progress Energy and Duke have been working on a merger that would relocate most of Progress Energy’s employees to Charlotte.  While the merger has not yet been approved, Progress has already agreed to sublease their office space to Red Hat.  Meaning, Progress will be vacating this space regardless of the merger with Duke.

Let’s just say, this is a victory for Raleigh.  Any city would love to have a tech company set up their headquarters in their downtown district.  Not too mention, a software company that employs high paying jobs.