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Known as both “The Home Furnishings Capital of the World™!” for its rich entrepreneurial heritage in home furnishings and textiles and “North Carolina’s International City™” for its global connection and nearly 80 headquartered companies, High Point is home to a thriving business community.

ENTREPRENEURIAL HERITAGE

DIVERSITY OF COMPANIES

CENTRAL LOCATION

ENTREPRENEURIAL HERITAGE

DIVERSITY OF COMPANIES

CENTRAL LOCATION

Entrepreneurial Heritage

Before it became a major manufacturing center, the most important industries in High Point were tobacco, woodworking, and textiles. High Point’s robust furniture history dates to 1889 when the High Point Furniture Company opened, followed by the opening of more than 40 furniture factories. After World War II, an estimated 60 percent of all furniture made in America was produced within a 150-mile radius of High Point.

Diversity of Companies

While the area is historically known for furniture and textiles, today’s economic base is diverse with nearly 80 companies headquartered in High Point representing a variety of business sectors including financial services, education, healthcare, furniture, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, transportation and customer service, just to name a few.

High Point’s largest employers include Thomas Built Buses, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Bank of America, Marsh Furniture Company, Volvo Group, ThermoFisher Scientific, Aetna, Guilford County Schools, the City of High Point and High Point University. Go Panthers!

Diversity of Companies

While the area is historically known for furniture and textiles, today’s economic base is diverse with nearly 80 companies headquartered in High Point representing a variety of business sectors including financial services, education, healthcare, furniture, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, transportation and customer service, just to name a few.

High Point’s largest employers include Thomas Built Buses, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Bank of America, Marsh Furniture Company, Volvo Group, ThermoFisher Scientific, Aetna, Guilford County Schools, the City of High Point and High Point University. Go Panthers!

Central Location

Centrally located, High Point is anchored by four major interstate highways that allow for easy travel. The area is also within a 30-minute drive of several metropolitan destinations, including nearby Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Regional business hubs are in Raleigh (1½ hours away), Charlotte (1½ hours away), Atlanta (5 hours away) and Washington, D.C. (5 hours away).

Convenient access to three airports makes international travel simple and is an attractive amenity for traveling professionals. Amtrak’s Crescent, Carolinian, and Piedmont trains connect downtown High Point’s historic train depot with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) operates in High Point. It is a bus service that shuttles people between most of the cities in the northwestern Piedmont region of North Carolina. The main service for public transportation in High Point is High Point Transit, the local bus service.