North Carolina's International City™

  To learn about High Point's economic development successes, diverse industry sectors, largest employers, attributes, and accolades, please see High Point: Where Great People Make Great Things Happen -- the most recent annual report of the High Point Economic Development Corporation.

To learn about downtown opportunities, please see Downtown High Point: The Place for Investors and Growing Businesses.

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 located alongside Greensboro and Winston-Salem in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, the nation’s 35th largest metro area with a population exceeding 1.7 million. High Point’s population (as of April 1, 2019) is estimated to be 114,183 residents; Greensboro, 290,200; and Winston-Salem, 244,600.

The region has a workforce of over 820,000 and boasts 16 colleges and universities with more than 110,000 students.

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. LLFlex to open High Point manufacturing facility

    Jan. 7, 2020 -- LLFlex, a leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions, will create 46 new jobs and invest $7.6 million in High Point. The company's new manufacturing facility will be at 738 Gallimore Dairy Road. Additional Info...
  2. AkzoNobel announces $55 million expansion

    Nov. 16, 2019 -- AkzoNobel will invest $55 million in a new wood coatings manufacturing plant at its High Point campus. The company, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, has about 35,000 employees in 80 countries, Additional Info...
  3. High Point named “American City of the Future," ranks in Top 10 for foreign direct investment

    Oct. 28, 2019 -- High Point has been named an “American City of the Future” by a publication of The Financial Times of London. The foreign direct investment accolade is for a Top 10 ranking for cost effectiveness in the Western Hemisphere. Additional Info...
  4. High Point EDC receives “Excellence in Economic Development” award

    Oct. 22, 2019 -- The High Point Economic Development Corp. won an “Excellence in Economic Development” award -- from the International Economic Development Council -- for the 2018 annual report, “High Point: Where Great People Make Great Things Happen.” Additional Info...
  5. Fastenal adding information technology and finance jobs as it continues to grow in High Point

    Sept. 17, 2019 -- Fastenal, which has its master distribution center for East Coast operations in High Point, is continuing to expand. The company will be adding IT and finance jobs, in addition to recently-announced new distribution jobs. Additional Info...
  6. Ox Bodies chooses High Point for new manufacturing facility

    Sept. 11, 2019 -- Ox Bodies, Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, will open in High Point. The company will create 40 jobs and increase the tax base by at least $2 million. Ox Bodies is a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and truck equipment. Additional Info...