North Carolina's International City™

  To learn about High Point's economic development successes, diverse industry sectors, largest employers, attributes, and accolades, please see New Ways of Doing Business, 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 the Piedmont Triad region of 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 region has a workforce of over 800,000 and boasts 16 colleges and universities with more than 60,000 students.

The High Point EDC and the Greensboro Partnership work closely together as partners in 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. Guilford County Economic Development Alliance receives IEDC Award

    October 13, 2016 The Guilford County Economic Development Alliance received an Excellence in Economic Development Award for “Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration.” The recognition came from the International Economic Development Council. Additional Info...
  2. High Point EDC board interacts with local companies

    September 15, 2016 The board of directors of the High Point Economic Development Corporation recently met for the 77th time at a High Point company. Additional Info...
  3. HAECO Americas expanding - adding 500 jobs, investing $60 million

    August 22, 2016 HAECO Americas – one of country’s largest independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations -- will add up to 500 new jobs and construct its fifth hangar at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Additional Info...
  4. Davis Furniture increasing its workforce by 50 jobs

    July 1, 2016 Davis Furniture is creating up to new 20 jobs as part of an ongoing expansion that will increase its manufacturing capacity by 30 percent. Additional Info...
  5. High Point Regional UNC Healthcare has $78 million expansion underway

    June 7, 2016 High Point Regional UNC Healthcare – the city’s third largest employer with more than 1,850 fulltime-equivalent employees – has a $78 million project underway. Additional Info...
  6. Buildings for Creative Snacks, Fastenal, and Simpson Strong-Tie are under construction

    June 2, 2016 Three construction projects are underway that will create new or expanded facilities in Piedmont Centre, High Point’s largest business park. Additional Info...