The Greensboro economy and the surrounding Piedmont Triad area traditionally have been centered around textiles, tobacco, and furniture. Greensboro‘s central proximity in the state has made it a popular place for families and businesses, as well as becoming more of a logistics hub, with FedEx having regional operations based in the city.
Notable companies headquartered in Greensboro include the Honda Aircraft Company, HAECO Americas, ITG Brands, Kayser-Roth, VF, Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks of North America, Qorvo, the International Textile Group, NewBridge Bank, The Fresh Market, Cook Out, Ham’s, Biscuitville, Fusion3, TIMCO, Tripps, Wrangler, and Columbia Forest Products. Greensboro is a “center of operations” for the insurance company Lincoln Financial Group. Greensboro is also headquarters to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Greensboro City leaders have been working to attract new businesses in the nanotech, high-tech, aviation and transportation/logistics sectors. The University of North Carolina at Greensboroand North Carolina A&T State University opened a joint research park, Gateway University Research Park.