High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem's

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North Carolina's International City™

  To learn about High Point's economic development successes, diverse industry sectors, largest employers, attributes, and accolades, please see Manufacturing is in our DNA, the most recent annual report of the High Point Economic Development Corporation.

A globally-connected community, High Point USA earns its nicknames as North Carolina's International City™ and Home Furnishings Capital of the World™. Twice each year, the City hosts the High Point Market, the world's largest home furnishings trade show.

High Point is a "gig community" -- having Internet connections that are amazingly fast, up to 1 gigabit per second.

High Point is located alongside Greensboro and Winston-Salem in Central North Carolina, the nation’s 37th largest metro area with a population exceeding 1.6 million. High Point’s current population is estimated to be approximately 112,000 residents; Greensboro, 280,800; and Winston-Salem, 234,300.

The High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem region has a labor force of more than 800,000. More than 100,000 students are enrolled at 21 colleges, universities, and community colleges.

The High Point EDC and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce work closely together as members of the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance – a collaborative effort along with Guilford County, the City of High Point, and the City of Greensboro.   

Please contact the High Point Economic Development Corporation staff for assistance on relocating to or expanding your business in the City of High Point and Guilford County.

  1. Greensboro-High Point area gets high marks in Amazon HQ2 competition

    Nov. 21, 2017 -- CNBC rated Greensboro-High Point, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham among the top North American contenders for Amazon's highly-publicized second headquarters project. Amazon's "HQ2" will employ up to 50,000 people and cost $5 billion. Additional Info...
  2. Twenty-one office/industrial projects for High Point and Greensboro over the last year

    Nov. 15, 2017 -- At the High Point EDC annual meeting, the Greensboro-High Point economic development team reported 21 office/industrial project announcements over the last year. The list included North Carolina's largest job-creation project. Additional Info...
  3. Riverdale Global opens High Point manufacturing facility with 30 employees

    Nov. 1, 2017 -- A supplier of liquid colorants and additives for the plastics industry is opening a new manufacturing operation at 600 N. Scientific St. Riverdale Global is spending about $4 million to buy, upfit, and equip the 200,000-sq. ft. building. Additional Info...
  4. Mickey Truck Bodies opens first phase of manufacturing expansion

    Oct. 24, 2017 -- Mickey Truck Bodies has opened the first phase of its High Point manufacturing expansion. Founded in 1904, Mickey is the country's biggest supplier of beverage trailers and bodies, side loaders, and emergency vehicles. Additional Info...
  5. High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem submit bid for Amazon HQ2

    Oct. 19, 2017 -- For Amazon’s HQ2 project, the High Point Economic Development Corporation partnered with the Piedmont Triad Partnership, Winston-Salem Business, and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce to craft a comprehensive, aggressive proposal. Additional Info...
  6. Environmental Air Systems expanding in High Point

    Oct. 17, 2017 -- A "mission critical" mechanical contractor and custom HVAC equipment manufacturer has purchased 250 Swathmore Ave. Environmental Air Systems will relocate more than 300 employees to the 245,000-sq. ft. office and manufacturing facility. Additional Info...