Doing Business Here

History
Chartered in 1859, High Point got its name by being 939 feet above sea level, the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad. Thanks to this strategic location and skilled labor force, High Point's business community has continued the city's entrepreneurial tradition.

Advantages

High Point has an ideal location and is the center of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region (PDF). Traditional and newer, high tech companies thrive in High Point with:
Region & Area
High Point's Corporate City Limits (PDF) currently totals 56+ square miles and is the only municipality in North Carolina that lies in four counties:
  • Guilford
  • Forsyth
  • Randolph
  • Davidson
Community Profile Brochure Cover for 2014-2015
With a careful land use plan developed and annexation agreements with neighboring communities established, High Point is well positioned for expansion to the north, east and west, growing eventually to a total of 94 square miles.