Furniture Design & Manufacturing

Greensboro-High Point has been at the forefront of the furniture industry for generations, ever since its status as an urban boomtown in the 1800s. Today, we’re proud to pioneer innovative furniture design and manufacturing tactics. Even VentureBeat wrote about how Greensboro-High Point is “bringing the furniture industry into the digital age.”

The Past, Present, & Future of America’s Furniture Industry

High Point is well-known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World,” home to top furniture manufacturing firms. The region’s home furnishings sector covers every stage of the furniture making, marketing and selling process – from the creation of the latest fashion-forward designs for home goods, to the production of the furniture, to the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts 150,000+ exhibitors and buyers from around the world each year. Despite the changing retail environment, High Point’s furniture market reigns supreme.  The surrounding region has 50+ furniture stores and outlets, attracting many consumers in addition to professional buyers attending High Point Market.

The area is rich in talent, intellectual capital, infrastructure, synergy and furnishings resources. Greensboro-High Point is home to more than 200 furniture manufacturing firms with 12,000 employed in the industry.  Our historic reputation for furnishings manufacturing can be seen in the concentration of employment compared to the national average.  If the national average is one, Greensboro-High Point can boast a concentration (location quotient) of 6.6. 

To support this cluster, the Furniture Academy, a specialized industry-driven training program, has been developed for the Greensboro-High Point market to prepare students for skilled furniture manufacturing work.

Looking for certified manufacturing sites in Greensboro and High Point? Please visit our Buildings and Sites page to find the site that’s the right fit for your business.

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High Point’s Furniture History

High Point Market



Facts & Figures


Attendees at High Point
Market each year


manufacturing firms


employed in
furniture manufacturing

6.4 times

the national level for
furniture manufacturing concentration

22 times

the national level for upholstered
furniture manufacturing concentration

Major Furniture Design
and Manufacturing Employers

Greensboro-High Point continues to attract furniture-focused companies, thanks to our legacy and continued innovation in this industry.


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High Point Economic
Development Corporation



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Greensboro Chamber of Commerce