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 weeks 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. Bank of America
  3. VF
  4. Hanesbrands
  5. Lab
  6. QuintilesIMS
  7. BB&T
  8. Duke Energy
  9. CommScope
  10. Belk

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:

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 447 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 290,000 employees.

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

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In North Carolina

Rank Company City Employees
1 Lowe’s Mooresville 290,000
2 Bank of America Charlotte 211,000
3 VF Greensboro 69,000
4 Hanesbrands Winston-Salem 67,800
5 Lab Burlington 52,000
6 QuintilesIMS Durham 50,000
7 BB&T Winston-Salem 33,700
8 Duke Energy Charlotte 28,798
9 CommScope Hickory 25,000
10 Belk Charlotte 24,350
11 Nucor Charlotte 23,900
12 Sealed Air Charlotte 23,000
13 JELD-WEN Charlotte 20,600
14 Harris Teeter Matthews 18,500
15 Ingles Markets Asheville 18,020
16 Food Lion Salisbury 17,880
17 Old Dominion Freight Line Thomasville 17,543
18 Carquest Auto Parts Raleigh 17,000
19 SAS Cary 13,147
20 PRA Health Sciences Raleigh 13,000
21 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 12,563
22 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Charlotte 12,250
23 Duke University Durham 12,220
24 Husqvarna Charlotte 12,179
25 Mission Health Asheville 12,016
26 Universal Furniture High Point 12,000
27 Affinia Gastonia 11,835
28 Electrolux Charlotte 11,660
29 Progress Energy Raleigh 11,000
30 Pharmaceutical Product Development Wilmington 11,000
31 THE PANTRY Cary 10,591
32 Red Hat Raleigh 10,500
33 The Fresh Market Greensboro 10,300
34 Cato Fashions Charlotte 10,200
35 Bojangles’ Charlotte 10,100
36 Swisher International Charlotte 10,001
37 Alex Lee Hickory 10,000
38 Boddie-Noell Ent. Rocky Mount 10,000
39 Sonic Automotive Charlotte 9,800
40 Debbie’s Staffing Winston-Salem 9,000
41 Lowes Foods Hickory 9,000
42 Ply Gem Cary 8,975
43 Civitas Media Davidson 8,860
44 Qorvo Greensboro 8,700
45 Vidant Health Greenville 8,373
46 Martin Marietta Raleigh 8,111
47 Hendrick Automotive Charlotte 8,086
48 Curtiss-Wright Charlotte 8,000
49 SSI SCHAEFER Charlotte 8,000
50 ConvaTec Greensboro 8,000
51 Primoris Pipeline Services Newton Grove 7,926
52 Burlington an ITG Greensboro 7,600
53 WakeMed Raleigh 7,477
54 Butterball Corporate Garner 7,418
55 SPX FLOW Charlotte 7,000
56 TransTech Energy Spring Hope 7,000
57 INC Research Raleigh 6,800
58 Variety Wholesalers Henderson 6,800
59 Onin Staffing Salisbury 6,500
60 Extended Stay America Charlotte 6,150
61 State Employees’ Credit Union Raleigh 6,135
62 Snyder’s-Lance Charlotte 6,100
63 First Citizens Bank Raleigh 6,076
64 Cree Durham 6,039
65 SHOE DEPT Concord 6,000
66 House of Raeford Rose Hill 6,000
67 Reynolds American Winston-Salem 5,525
68 Dynacast Charlotte 5,510
69 UNC REX Healthcare Raleigh 5,500
70 Elior North America Charlotte 5,168
71 Patheon Durham 5,075
72 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Lewisville 5,050
73 EnPro Industries Charlotte 5,000
74 Babcock & Wilcox Charlotte 5,000
75 SPX Charlotte 5,000
76 Rack Room Shoes Charlotte 5,000
77 Albemarle Charlotte 5,000
78 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Durham 4,793
79 International Textile Group, Inc. Greensboro 4,750
80 Cardinal Logistics Management Concord 4,525
81 Mack Trucks Greensboro 4,500
82 Heritage Home Group High Point 4,324
83 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Winston-Salem 4,200
84 Irwin Industrial Tools Huntersville 4,166
85 Pike Mount Airy 4,143
86 FHI 360 Durham 4,000
87 Novant Health Winston-Salem 3,995
88 New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington 3,692
89 Sensus Raleigh 3,691
90 Technimark Asheboro 3,679
91 Gilbarco Veeder-Root Greensboro 3,600
92 The Budd Group Winston-Salem 3,500
93 Liberty Healthcare Management Wilmington 3,500
94 UNC Charlotte Charlotte 3,500
95 CaroMont Health Gastonia 3,354
96 Alliance One International Morrisville 3,277
97 RTI International Research Triangle Park 3,056
98 Glen Raven Burlington 3,000
99 Parkdale Mills Gastonia 3,000
100 Lexington Home Brands High Point 3,000

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