Our Targeted Industries

Aerospace

A WORKFORCE OF
EXPERIENCED ENGINEERS

 

Numerous major employers including:

 

  • 14,000+ employed in aerospace and related companies
  • Nearly 750 engineering and engineering technology degrees awarded in Piedmont Triad Region
  • Strong aviation training programs at Guilford Technical Community College and Andrews High School Aviation Academy
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport part of 4,000 acre campus with more than 50 companies, employing more than 4,000 people
  • Over 1,000 acres of industrial sites exist for aerospace companies requiring runway access

Innovative Manufacturing

MULTIPLE MAJOR MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN PIEDMONT TRIAD REGION

 

  • More than 100,000 employed in manufacturing
  • Highest number of manufacturing jobs in any NC county
  • Wide range of manufacturing training programs and degrees
  • Prime location and transportation infrastructure for materials and distribution of goods

Supply Chain Logistics

PRIME LOCATION ON EAST COAST

  • Excellent transportation infrastructure with multiple interstate highways and multimodal options
  • One of the largest concentrations of trucking firms on the east coast
  • Multiple degree and certificate programs in logistics training

Furniture Design & Manufacturing

A LEGACY INDUSTRY IN
GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT

 

  • 227 furniture manufacturing firms
  • 13,000 employed in furniture manufacturing
  • 6.57 times the national level for furniture manufacturing concentration
  • Rich in talent, intellectual capital, infrastructure, synergy and furnishings resources
  • New and existing specialized training for skilled furniture manufacturing work

life sciences

A LEGACY INDUSTRY IN
GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT

 

 

  • More than 5,000 degrees and certificates in life science related fields
  • Nearly 700 degrees and certificates in biology and biomedical sciences
  • Proximity to Research Triangle Park and Piedmont Triad Research Park
  • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
  • Strong local employment growth in healthcare sectors

specialized business services

LARGE NUMBER OF FINANCIAL FIRMS, DATA CENTER, CUSTOMER & SHARED SERVICES OPERATIONS

 

 

  • Excellent broadband availability and speed
  • Large availability of quality, affordable office space
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Many targeted degrees at multiple colleges and universities
  • More than 3,300 degrees and certificates in business, accounting and finance

Art & Design

MULTIPLE FESTIVALS & INDUSTRY SHOWS

   

  • 3,000 employed in fine arts, visual arts, music and theater
  • Center for Creative Economy supports regional design and creative entrepreneurial efforts
  • Hundreds of professionals supporting home furnishings and design

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© 2017 Guilford County
Economic Development Alliance

 

High Point Economic
Development Corporation:
336-883-3116
sandy.dunbeck@highpointnc.gov

Greensboro Chamber of
Commerce:
336-387-8301
dramsey@greensboro.org

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© 2017 Guilford County Economic Development Alliance

High Point Economic Development Corporation:
336-883-3116 | sandy.dunbeck@highpointnc.gov

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce:
336-387-8301
| dramsey@greensboro.org