These Are The 100 Largest Companies In North Carolina

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 10 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 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. Compass Group
  4. Tyson Foods
  5. Total
  6. VF
  7. Hanesbrands
  8. Lab
  9. Quintiles Transnational Corp
  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 1,035 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 Total Raleigh 98,280
6 VF Greensboro 69,000
7 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 67,800
8 Lab Burlington 52,000
9 Quintiles Transnational Corp Durham 50,000
10 Family Dollar Matthews 47,500
11 BB&T Winston-Salem 37,500
12 Duke Energy Charlotte 28,798
13 CommScope Hickory 25,000
14 Novant Health Charlotte 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 Black Mountain 18,020
21 Food Lion Salisbury 17,880
22 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 17,543
23 Carquest Auto Parts Raleigh 17,000
24 Carolinas HealthCare System Charlotte 14,930
25 SAS Cary 13,147
26 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 13,000
27 Covance Burlington 12,800
28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 12,690
29 Duke University Durham 12,620
30 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 12,563
31 Husqvarna Group Charlotte 12,179
32 Mission Health Asheville 12,016
33 UNC Health Care Chapel Hill 12,010
34 Universal Furniture High Point 12,000
35 Pharmaceutical Product Development Wilmington 11,000
36 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
37 The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro 11,000
38 Hanson Aggregates East Morrisville 10,600
39 Red Hat Raleigh 10,500
40 The Fresh Market Greensboro 10,300
41 Cato Fashions Charlotte 10,200
42 Diversey Charlotte 10,170
43 Bojangles’ Charlotte 10,100
44 Wake County Public School System Cary 10,080
45 Milkco Inc Asheville 10,001
46 ThomasvilleFurniture High Point 10,001
47 Laneventure Inc Conover 10,001
48 Boddie-Noell Ent. Rocky Mount 10,000
49 Alex Lee Hickory 10,000
50 Sonic Automotive Charlotte 9,800
51 WakeMed Raleigh 9,000
52 Hillco Kinston 9,000
53 Debbie’s Staffing Winston-Salem 9,000
54 Investors Management Raleigh 9,000
55 Lowes Foods Winston-Salem 9,000
56 Ply Gem Holdings Cary 8,975
57 Civitas Media Davidson 8,860
58 Qorvo Greensboro 8,700
59 Vidant Health Greenville 8,373
60 Martin Marietta Raleigh 8,111
61 Hendrick Automotive Group Charlotte 8,086
62 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
63 SSI Schaefer Systems International North America Charlotte 8,000
64 Sagraves Scott G MD Greenville 7,500
65 Butterball Garner 7,418
66 Variety Wholesalers Henderson 6,800
67 Guilford County Schools Greensboro 6,500
68 Vrush Industries Inc High Point 6,500
69 Extended Stay America Charlotte 6,150
70 SECU Raleigh 6,135
71 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 6,100
72 First Citizens Bank Raleigh 6,076
73 Cree Durham 6,039
74 SHOE SHOW Concord 6,000
75 Nash Johnson & Sons’ Farms Inc Rose Hill 6,000
76 House of Raeford Rose Hill 6,000
77 East Carolina University Greenville 5,610
78 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,525
79 Renfro Mount Airy 5,500
80 UNC REX Healthcare Raleigh 5,500
81 Elior North America Charlotte 5,168
82 Patheon Durham 5,075
83 R.J. Reynolds Winston-Salem 5,050
84 Bosch Tools Lincolnton 5,007
85 Babcock & Wilcox Charlotte 5,000
86 SPX Charlotte 5,000
87 Rack Room Shoes Charlotte 5,000
88 EnPro Industries Charlotte 5,000
89 Syngenta Crop Protection USA Greensboro 5,000
90 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Durham 4,793
91 International Textile Group Greensboro 4,750
92 Cardinal Logistics Management Concord 4,525
93 Mack Trucks Greensboro 4,500
94 American Tire Distributors Inc Huntersville 4,423
95 Heritage Home Group High Point 4,324
96 Market America Greensboro 4,210
97 SGL Carbon SE Charlotte 4,193
98 Pike Mount Airy 4,143
99 FHI 360 Durham 4,000
100 UNC Charlotte Chapel Hill 3,750

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