High Point has a comfortable median family income of about $70,000, and the economy has diversified into sectors like banking, distribution, furniture, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology and transportation. Here are seven of the city’s top employers:
High Point Regional UNC Health Care
Founded in 1904, today High Point Regional UNC Health Care is a system with more than 2,500 staff members. High Point Regional is a hospital with 351 private beds and sees more than 120,000 patients annually, and its campus includes a heart center, cancer center, neuroscience center, women’s center and joint replacement center.
Thomas Built Buses
The corporate offices of Thomas Built Buses are in High Point, with nearly 2,000 employees overseeing the engineering, design, construction methods and technology of the company’s vast fleet of bus products. Today, one in every three children in North America rides a Thomas bus to school or an activity.
Bank of America
More than 1,750 people are employed in High Point at Bank of America, which oversees several aspects of financial services for customers throughout the nation and beyond. Several employees deal with customers’ wealth management, home equity loans, investment banking and refinancing needs.
Ralph Lauren Corporation
A distribution warehouse and a customer call service center represent Ralph Lauren Corporation in High Point. The warehouse ships men’s, women’s, boys, girls and baby clothes to customers via online sales as well as to stores throughout the United States.
Guilford County Schools
The largest school district in all of North Carolina is Guilford County Schools, with an enrollment in 2017-2018 of more than 71,000 students and headquartered in nearby Greensboro. Nearly 10,000 people are employed by the system, including 2,300 elementary school teachers.
City of High Point
A total of 1,350 employees work for the City of High Point in departments like budget & evaluation, communications & public engagement, community development & housing, information technology services and geographic information services.
High Point University
Go Panthers! Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, High Point University has 1,355 employees and offers 47 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate degree majors. HPU has 16 varsity sports teams and was named among America’s Best Colleges for 2016 by U.S News & World Report.