The 100 Largest Companies In North Carolina For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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If you live in North Carolina and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in North Carolina’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in North Carolina.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of North Carolina’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Lowe’s Companies
  2. Bank of America
  3. U.S. Trust
  4. Compass Group
  5. Total
  6. VF
  7. Hanesbrands
  8. Lab
  9. QUINTILES IMS HLDGS
  10. Family Dollar

Lowe’s Companies comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the . We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in North Carolina

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in North Carolina with at least 100 employees. That left us with 986 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in North Carolina.

As it turns out, Lowe’s Companies looks to the be the biggest company in North Carolina clocking in with 290,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in North Carolina ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the North Carolina job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In North Carolina

Rank Company City Employees
1 Lowe’s Companies Mooresville 290,000
2 Bank of America Charlotte 211,000
3 U.S. Trust Charlotte 209,000
4 Compass Group Charlotte 181,632
5 Total Raleigh 98,280
6 VF Greensboro 69,000
7 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 67,800
8 Lab Burlington 52,000
9 QUINTILES IMS HLDGS Durham 50,000
10 Family Dollar Matthews 47,500
11 BB&T Winston-Salem 37,500
12 Duke Energy Charlotte 28,798
13 Novant Health Winston-Salem 25,000
14 CommScope Hickory 25,000
15 Belk Charlotte 24,350
16 Nucor Charlotte 23,900
17 Sealed Air Charlotte 23,000
18 JELD-WEN Charlotte 20,600
19 Harris Teeter Matthews 18,500
20 Ingles Markets Asheville 18,020
21 Food Lion Salisbury 17,880
22 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 17,543
23 Duke University Durham 13,350
24 SAS Cary 13,147
25 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 13,020
26 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 13,000
27 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 12,563
28 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte 12,130
29 Mission Health Asheville 12,016
30 Carlisle Companies Incorporated Charlotte 12,000
31 Universal Furniture High Point 12,000
32 The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro 11,000
33 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
34 PPD Wilmington 11,000
35 Cone Health Greensboro 10,650
36 Hanson Aggregates East Morrisville 10,600
37 Red Hat Raleigh 10,500
38 The Fresh Market Greensboro 10,300
39 Wake County Public School System Cary 10,290
40 Cato Fashions Charlotte 10,200
41 Bojangles’ Charlotte 10,100
42 Thomasville High Point 10,001
43 Laneventure Inc Conover 10,001
44 Milkco Inc Asheville 10,001
45 Boddie-Noell Ent. Rocky Mount 10,000
46 Alex Lee Hickory 10,000
47 North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh 10,000
48 Sonic Automotive Charlotte 9,800
49 Lowes Foods Winston-Salem 9,000
50 Debbie’s Staffing Winston-Salem 9,000
51 Hillco Kinston 9,000
52 BMC Raleigh 9,000
53 Investors Management Raleigh 9,000
54 Ply Gem Cary 8,975
55 Civitas Media Davidson 8,860
56 Qorvo Greensboro 8,700
57 Vidant Health Greenville 8,373
58 Martin Marietta Raleigh 8,111
59 Hendrick Automotive Group Charlotte 8,086
60 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
61 Sagraves Scott G MD Greenville 7,500
62 Butterball Garner 7,418
63 East Carolina University Greenville 7,360
64 UNC Health Care Chapel Hill 7,100
65 TransTech Energy Rocky Mount 7,000
66 Syneos Health Raleigh 6,800
67 Roses Discount Store Henderson 6,800
68 Vrush Industries Inc High Point 6,500
69 Guilford County Schools Greensboro 6,250
70 Vectra Corporation Cary 6,200
71 John Crane Charlotte 6,180
72 Extended Stay America Charlotte 6,150
73 SECU Raleigh 6,135
74 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 6,100
75 First Citizens Bank Raleigh 6,076
76 Cree Durham 6,039
77 Nash Johnson & Sons’ Farms Inc Rose Hill 6,000
78 SHOE SHOW Concord 6,000
79 House of Raeford Rose Hill 6,000
80 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,525
81 Renfro Mount Airy 5,500
82 UNC REX Healthcare Raleigh 5,500
83 Elior North America Charlotte 5,168
84 R.J. Reynolds Lewisville 5,050
85 Rack Room Shoes Charlotte 5,000
86 New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington 5,000
87 Babcock & Wilcox Charlotte 5,000
88 SPX Charlotte 5,000
89 EnPro Industries Charlotte 5,000
90 Albemarle Charlotte 5,000
91 WakeMed Raleigh 4,800
92 Blue Cross NC Durham 4,793
93 International Textile Group Greensboro 4,750
94 Cardinal Logistics Management Concord 4,525
95 Mack Trucks Greensboro 4,500
96 Heritage Home Group High Point 4,324
97 Gaston County Schools Gastonia 4,226
98 SGL Carbon SE Charlotte 4,193
99 Pike Mount Airy 4,143
100 FHI 360 Durham 4,000

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