These Are The 100 Largest Companies In North Carolina

We looked at over 7 million resumes to find the companies in North Carolina that have the most employees.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarBiggest Companies, Rankings - 3 months ago

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 headquarted 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
  2. Merrill Lynch
  3. Bank of America
  4. Hanesbrands
  5. Food Lion
  6. VF
  7. Electrolux
  8. QuintilesIMS
  9. Carrier
  10. BB&T

Lowe’s 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.

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

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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 369 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 looks to the be the biggest company in North Carolina clocking in with 265,000 employees.

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

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In North Carolina

Rank Company City Employees
1 Lowe’s Mooresville 265,000
2 Merrill Lynch Charlotte 208,000
3 Bank of America Charlotte 208,000
4 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 65,300
5 Food Lion Salisbury 64,999
6 VF Greensboro 58,000
7 Electrolux Charlotte 55,245
8 QuintilesIMS Durham 50,000
9 Carrier Farmington 45,000
10 BB&T Winston-Salem 37,500
11 Harris Teeter Matthews 30,000
12 Commscope Holding Company, Inc. Hickory 25,000
13 Nucor Charlotte 23,700
14 Duke Energy Charlotte 19,989
15 Ingles Markets Asheville 18,800
16 Pharmaceutical Product Development Wilmington 18,500
17 Sealed Air Charlotte 16,000
18 Carolinas HealthCare System Charlotte 14,930
19 SAS Cary 14,158
20 ACN Concord 13,608
21 The Fresh Market Greensboro 13,000
22 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 13,000
23 Duke University Durham 12,220
24 Family Dollar Matthews 12,162
25 Vidant Health Greenville 12,000
26 Lab Burlington 11,482
27 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
28 UTC Aerospace Systems Charlotte 10,976
29 Red Hat Raleigh 10,700
30 Cone Health Greensboro 10,650
31 Cato Fashions Charlotte 10,500
32 THE PANTRY Cary 10,001
33 North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh 10,001
34 Goodrich Corp Charlotte 10,001
35 Patheon Durham 9,000
36 ConvaTec Greensboro 9,000
37 Belk Charlotte 8,851
38 Extended Stay America Charlotte 8,500
39 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
40 Qorvo Greensboro 8,000
41 WakeMed Raleigh 8,000
42 Klaussner Home Furnishings Greensboro 7,500
43 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Charlotte 7,005
44 Variety Wholesalers Henderson 7,000
45 INC Research Raleigh 6,846
46 Novant Health Winston-Salem 6,750
47 Cree Durham 6,387
48 SPX Charlotte 6,000
49 CommScope Hickory 5,950
50 State Employees’ Credit Union Raleigh 5,800
51 Babcock & Wilcox Charlotte 5,700
52 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 5,500
53 Lance Snacks Charlotte 5,500
54 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,400
55 Martin Marietta Raleigh 5,200
56 Sensus Raleigh 5,000
57 First Citizens Bank Raleigh 5,000
58 Albemarle Charlotte 5,000
59 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Durham 4,560
60 EnPro Industries Charlotte 4,500
61 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Winston-Salem 4,300
62 RTI International Research Triangle Park 4,150
63 Gilbarco Veeder-Root Greensboro 4,000
64 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Lewisville 4,000
65 BNI® Business Network International Charlotte 3,761
66 Remington Arms Madison 3,500
67 RF Micro Devices Inc Greensboro 3,500
68 UNC Charlotte Charlotte 3,500
69 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 3,363
70 MedCath Charlotte 3,299
71 Med Cath Corp Charlotte 3,299
72 SPX FLOW Charlotte 3,129
73 LORD Corporation Cary 3,100
74 Pulaski Furniture Corporation High Point 3,000
75 Guilford Mills, Inc. Wilmington 3,000
76 Insight Communications Raleigh 3,000
77 Battleground Restaurant Group, Inc. Greensboro 3,000
78 Piedmont HealthCare Statesville 3,000
79 American Tire Distributors Inc Huntersville 3,000
80 Reader’s Digest Charlotte 3,000
81 Mission Hospital, Inc. Asheville 2,941
82 Cape Fear Valley Health System Fayetteville 2,750
83 UNC REX Healthcare Raleigh 2,749
84 New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington 2,689
85 Carquest Auto Parts Raleigh 2,652
86 HSM Hickory 2,500
87 Earth Fare Fletcher 2,500
88 Hendrick Automotive Charlotte 2,472
89 Premier Charlotte 2,420
90 The Biltmore Asheville 2,400
91 CDS Global Charlotte 2,400
92 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 2,350
93 TIMCO Aviation Services Greensboro 2,260
94 Timco Aerosystems Inc Greensboro 2,260
95 RHA Health Services Asheville 2,250
96 First Bank Southern Pines 2,250
97 NCdotGov Raleigh 2,250
98 Lowes Foods Hickory 2,119
99 SHOE DEPT Concord 2,000
100 Columbia Forest Products Greensboro 2,000

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