From global manufacturers to neighborhood bakeries, Greensboro means business – big and small. Anchored by industry leaders in aviation, healthcare and apparel, Greensboro is an emerging hot spot for those looking to start a career, a business or a new chapter.
- Median Household Income
- Median Earnings Increase: 2019-2022
- Average Commute (by car)
- 20 min
- Unemployment Rate
- Fortune 500 Companies
- Average Commute Time
- 20 min
Greensboro is experiencing an aerospace boom that has made it a center for aircraft manufacturing, aircraft parts, and aviation repair and maintenance. Local aerospace employment has grown by 34% in the last five years compared to the national average, which is close to 3%.
Cone Health and UnitedHealthcare are two of the five largest employers in Greensboro. In 2022, the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital was named the best hospital in the state by Business North Carolina. The Cone Health Women’s Hospital was the first women’s hospital in the state, and has been operating at a new building as the Cone Health Women’s and Children’s Center since 2020.
Greensboro is a regional hub for life sciences companies who are innovating in fields from diagnostic equipment and medical devices to animal health and crop science. Gateway Research Park provides world-class laboratories, highly advanced equipment and a uniquely collaborative environment to businesses, universities and the local community. Learn more
Apparel / Textiles
Since the early 1800’s, Greensboro has been headquarters to textile giants like Blue Bell, Burlington Industries, Guilford Mills, and KONTOOR Brands. Today, Greensboro is still home to major textile brands like Wrangler, Lee, No Nonsense, Burlington and HUE, as well as several home furnishings and specialty textile manufacturers.
We believe that strong businesses build strong communities, and we’re committed to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in our community. Our extensive network of incubators and support organizations gives local independent businesses the resources they need to grow and thrive. Learn more