North Carolina is the “Furniture Capital of the World.” It’s easy to see why it’s earned that reputation, as home to the High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world; Furnitureland South, the largest furniture store in the world; and major manufacturers like Ashley Furniture, the largest furniture manufacturer in the world.
333 Ashley Way, Advance, NC
1839 Morganton Boulevard Southwest, Lenoir, NC
2820 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC
3086 Main Avenue Northwest, Hickory, NC
535 27th St NW, Hickory, NC
401 11th St NW, Hickory, NC
305 W High Ave, High Point, NC
105 Pinehaven Circle, Goldsboro, NC
401 11th Street Northwest, Hickory, NC
700 South Main Avenue, Maiden, NC
1331 Harper Avenue Southwest, Lenoir, NC
600 Causby Road, Morganton, NC
401 East Main Street, Thomasville, NC
237 Kettering Road, High Point, NC
952 Stout Road, Randleman, NC
2700 West Front Street, Statesville, NC
240 Pleasant Hill Road, Hudson, NC
168 Main Street, Hudson, NC
405 Lewallen Road, Asheboro, NC
109 Lane Avenue, High Point, NC
402 West 25th Street, Newton, NC
3040 Junior Order Home Road, Lexington, NC
100 1st Street Northwest, Hildebran, NC
1300 National Highway, Thomasville, NC
4509 Hartland Road, Gamewell, NC
2929 Morganton Boulevard Southwest, Lenoir, NC
2564 U.S. 321 Bus, Newton, NC
135 1 Comfortable Pl, Township of Taylorsville, NC
239 Sealy Drive, Trinity, NC
2405 Highland Avenue Northeast, Hickory, NC
200 N Hamilton St, High Point, NC
68 Snowbird Road, Robbinsville, NC
255 Swathmore Avenue, High Point, NC
2973 S R 2436, Claremont, NC
100 United Furniture Drive, Lexington, NC
3761 Old Glenola Road, Trinity, NC
301 North Hamilton Street, High Point, NC
100 Reep Drive, Morganton, NC
North Carolina’s robust furniture industry value-chain is comprised of 3,000 establishments and more than 35,000 employees statewide. The state’s concentration of furniture manufacturing activity is more than three times the national average.
At 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In fact, North Carolina offers a low tax burden across the board. Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.
North Carolina’s average industrial electricity rates run more than 8 percent less than the U.S. average.
The 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.
North Carolina’s 600 lumber wood product manufacturing establishments and workforce of 17,600 make it the fifth-largest wood product manufacturing industry in the U.S., and a natural supply base to the furniture industry.
With 35,000+ employees, North Carolina has the largest furniture manufacturing workforce in the U.S.
North Carolinians train at nationally recognized research universities – including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – and at the state’s 58-campus community college system.
NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.
Established in 1991 at the N.C. State University College of Engineering, the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center conducts a program of applied research and technical assistance in support of furniture manufacturers.
The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) is an international, nonprofit, professional organization that supports the profession of furniture design. Membership includes both American and international professional designers, trade affiliates and associates, professors and furniture design students.
The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) is 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.
The North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance is a consortium of 10 community colleges, local workforce investment boards, nonprofits and local education authorities. Its goal is to increase the number of North Carolinians with certificates, diplomas and degrees in advanced manufacturing disciplines.
The EDPNC helps businesses large and small succeed in North Carolina. We recruit new businesses to the state, support the growth of existing NC businesses, help manufacturers sell into international markets, provide startup assistance to entrepreneurs, and market the state as a premier travel destination. For assistance, fill out the form below and a member of our team will follow up with you as soon as possible.