THE FURNITURE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
The Nation’s Largest Furniture Manufacturing Industry
North Carolina’s robust furniture industry value-chain is comprised of 3,000+ establishments and more than 34,000 employees statewide. The state’s concentration of furniture manufacturing activity is nearly three times the national average.
A Built-In Supply of Materials
North Carolina’s nearly 600 lumber wood product manufacturing establishments and workforce of 18,000 make it the sixth-largest wood product manufacturing industry in the U.S. Combined with the state’s rich legacy of textile production, furniture makers large and small have everything they need to craft masterworks of form and function at their fingertips.
The Ultimate Place to Showcase New Product
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 attendees to High Point twice a year. The market hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors, with more than 100 countries represented.
“We are excited about opening our new full scale production campus in North Carolina. The skilled manufacturing workforce, high level of information technology and growth potential in the state make it an excellent choice for our expansion.”
– Doug Rassi, CEO, Polywood
North Carolina Export Assistance
Each year, hundreds of North Carolina businesses turn to EDPNC for help with navigating trade agreements and language barriers, attending trade shows, filing the right paperwork, and more.
The Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center
N.C. State University College of Engineering conducts a program of applied research and technical assistance in support of furniture manufacturers.
International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD)
An international, non-profit, professional organization that supports the profession of furniture design.
American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)
The voice of the residential furniture industry. AHFA has a division of more than 200 suppliers to the global home furnishings industry offering manufacturing equipment, machinery and component parts, as well as consulting, IT, legal, compliance, transportation and logistics services.