These Are The 100 Largest Companies In North Carolina

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 6 months ago
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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 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 Companies
  2. Bank of America
  3. Compass Group
  4. Tyson Foods
  5. VF
  6. Hanesbrands
  7. Total
  8. Lab
  9. Family Dollar
  10. BB&T

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 1,033 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:

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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 Compass Group Charlotte 181,632
4 Tyson Foods Kings Mountain 114,000
5 VF Greensboro 69,000
6 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 67,800
7 Total Raleigh 52,520
8 Lab Burlington 52,000
9 Family Dollar Matthews 47,500
10 BB&T Winston-Salem 37,500
11 Duke Energy Charlotte 28,798
12 CommScope Hickory 25,000
13 Novant Health Charlotte 25,000
14 Belk Charlotte 24,350
15 Nucor Charlotte 23,900
16 Sealed Air Charlotte 23,000
17 JELD-WEN Charlotte 20,600
18 Harris Teeter Matthews 18,500
19 Ingles Markets Black Mountain 18,020
20 Food Lion Salisbury 17,880
21 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 17,543
22 Carquest Auto Parts Raleigh 17,000
23 SAS Cary 13,147
24 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 13,000
25 Covance Burlington 12,800
26 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 12,690
27 Duke University Durham 12,620
28 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 12,563
29 Husqvarna Group Charlotte 12,179
30 Mission Health Asheville 12,016
31 Universal Furniture High Point 12,000
32 The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro 11,000
33 Pharmaceutical Product Development Wilmington 11,000
34 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
35 Hanson Aggregates East LLC Morrisville 10,600
36 Red Hat Raleigh 10,500
37 The Fresh Market Greensboro 10,300
38 Cato Fashions Charlotte 10,200
39 Diversey Charlotte 10,170
40 Bojangles’ Charlotte 10,100
41 Wake County Public School System Cary 10,080
42 Laneventure, Inc. Conover 10,001
43 Milkco, Inc. Asheville 10,001
44 ThomasvilleFurniture High Point 10,001
45 Alex Lee Hickory 10,000
46 Boddie-Noell Ent. Rocky Mount 10,000
47 Sonic Automotive Charlotte 9,800
48 HVM L.L.C. Charlotte 9,300
49 Lowes Foods Winston-Salem 9,000
50 Hillco Kinston 9,000
51 Investors Management Raleigh 9,000
52 Debbie’s Staffing Winston-Salem 9,000
53 Ply Gem Holdings Cary 8,975
54 Civitas Media Davidson 8,860
55 Qorvo Greensboro 8,700
56 Vidant Health Greenville 8,373
57 Martin Marietta Raleigh 8,111
58 Hendrick Automotive Group Charlotte 8,086
59 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
60 WakeMed Raleigh 8,000
61 SSI Schaefer Systems International North America Charlotte 8,000
62 Cape Fear Valley Healthplex Fayetteville 7,850
63 Sagraves Scott G MD Greenville 7,500
64 Butterball Garner 7,418
65 Variety Wholesalers Henderson 6,800
66 East Carolina University Greenville 6,670
67 Vrush Industries Inc. High Point 6,500
68 UNC Health Care Chapel Hill 6,250
69 Guilford County Schools Greensboro 6,250
70 Extended Stay America Charlotte 6,150
71 SECU Raleigh 6,135
72 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 6,100
73 First Citizens Bank Raleigh 6,076
74 Cree Durham 6,039
75 House of Raeford Rose Hill 6,000
76 SHOE SHOW Concord 6,000
77 Nash Johnson & Sons Farms, Inc. Rose Hill 6,000
78 A Wireless – Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer Greenville 5,778
79 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,525
80 UNC REX Healthcare Raleigh 5,500
81 Renfro Mount Airy 5,500
82 State of North Carolina Raleigh 5,390
83 Elior North America Charlotte 5,168
84 Patheon Durham 5,075
85 R.J. Reynolds Winston-Salem 5,050
86 Bosch Tools Lincolnton 5,007
87 SPX Charlotte 5,000
88 EnPro Industries Charlotte 5,000
89 Babcock & Wilcox Charlotte 5,000
90 Syngenta Crop Protection USA Greensboro 5,000
91 Rack Room Shoes Charlotte 5,000
92 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Durham 4,793
93 International Textile Group Greensboro 4,750
94 Cardinal Logistics Management Concord 4,525
95 Mack Trucks Greensboro 4,500
96 American Tire Distributors Inc Huntersville 4,423
97 New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington 4,400
98 Heritage Home Group High Point 4,324
99 Market America Greensboro 4,210
100 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Winston-Salem 4,200

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