Innovative Manufacturing

In Greensboro-High Point, manufacturing is in our DNA—we are the state’s number one county for manufacturing jobs, and number three in the Southeast. Which means our region is among the first to adapt to the latest innovations in manufacturing.

Making and Moving
are in Our DNA

Home to a young, skilled workforce, wide range of manufacturing training programs and degrees, central location and superior transportation network, Greensboro-High Point is one of the most advanced manufacturing clusters in the Southeast. Excellent workforce training programs and apprenticeships at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and other regional colleges provide students with the skills that manufacturing companies are looking for.  The $35.5 million GTCC Center for Advanced Manufacturing covers nearly six acres and gives five different college programs access to state-of-the-art equipment. Our local public school system prepares high school students for their future careers, with Smith High School offering curriculum from the Acadamy of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering.

As one of the largest manufacturing hubs in North Carolina, our region produces a diverse array of products ranging from auto parts to wireless devices. We even produce iconic American products like Thomas Built yellow school buses. We’re also home to some of the largest manufacturing centers in North Carolina, including company manufacturing sites like Qorvo and Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Looking for manufacturing certified 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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Rankings,
Facts & Figures

100,000+

employed in the
region for manufacturing

Second

Highest number of manufacturing jobs
in any NC county

Top Ten

in Southeast US counties
for manufacturing jobs

Prime location

and transportation infrastructure
for materials and distribution of goods

Major Manufacturing Employers

Greensboro-High Point is home to some of the biggest names in manufacturing.

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What’s New in Greensboro-High Point

Get the latest news about economic development in Greensboro-High Point.

Amada Manufacturing Facility in High Point, North Carolina

Amada America’s High Point Campus Makes Progress on Construction

In December 2019, Amada America officially opened its state-of-the-art 190,000-square foot manufacturing facility in High Point, NC – known as its Carolina Manufacturing Facility...

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HAECO Cabin Solutions

Construction Growth Continues in Greensboro-High Point

Major construction projects continue across Guilford County, North Carolina despite national COVID-19 related shutdowns and slowdowns. Major construction projects have included ...

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HAECO Cabin Solutions

HAECO Americas Spearheads Aviation Innovation in Greensboro-High Point

HAECO Cabin Solutions’ new aircraft devices could save aviation industry post COVID-19. HAECO Americas, the North American division of Hong Kong-based HAECO, is a global, world-class aviation company that...

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Marshall Yandle

Vice President,
High Point Economic
Development Corporation

336-883-3116

MARVIN PRICE

Executive Vice President
of Economic Development,

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

336-387-8301