Leading Employers

Major area employers

Below is a list of major employers in Forsyth County with links to each. This information is also available as part of a comprehensive demographic brochure.


Major Employers  (Updated January, 2018)



Regional Major Employers


Emp. Company Name Operation
12,873 Wake Forest Univeristy/Baptist Medical Center Hospital, Medical School
8,145 Novant Health Inc. Healthcare
7,000 Cone Health System Health Care
6,692 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Schools-Secondary and Elementary
3,806 Unifi Textiles
3,200 Laboratory Corp. of America Health Care, Laboratory Testing
3,000 Reynolds American, Inc. Tobacco Products Headquarters
3,000 Klaussner Furniture Industries Inc. Furniture Manufacturing
2,800 Wells Fargo Financial Services
2,570 VF Corporation Apparel
2,500 Lexington Home Brands Furniture Manufacturing
2,250 Hanesbrands Apparel Headquarters
2,200 Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc. Furniture Manufacturing
2,200 BB&T Corp. Financial Services
2,100 American Express Co. Financial Services, Credit Card Operations
1,950 Lorillard Inc. Cigarette Manufacturing
1,900 Bank of America Banking
1,838 United Parcel Service Parcel Ground Service
1,700 Burlington Industries, Inc. Textile Manufacturing
1,680 Wake Forest University  Education
1,600 Thomas Built Buses School Bus Manufacturing
1,425 Leggett & Platt Residential Furnishings