Nov. 16, 2019 -- AkzoNobel will invest $55 million in a new wood coatings manufacturing plant at its High Point campus. The company, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, has about 35,000 employees in 80 countries,
High Point has received a foreign direct investment accolade from a publication of the Financial Times of London. High Point ranks in the Top 10 for cost effectiveness for cities in North America and South America with populations of 100,000-350,000.
Oct. 22, 2019 -- The High Point Economic Development Corp. won an “Excellence in Economic Development” award -- from the International Economic Development Council -- for the 2018 annual report, “High Point: Where Great People Make Great Things Happen.”
Sept. 17, 2019 -- Fastenal, which has its master distribution center for East Coast operations in High Point, is continuing to expand. The company will be adding IT and finance jobs, in addition to recently-announced new distribution jobs.
Sept. 11, 2019 -- Ox Bodies, Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, will open in High Point. The company will create 40 jobs and increase the tax base by at least $2 million. Ox Bodies is a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and truck equipment.
Aug. 23, 2019 -- The under-construction building at the corner of National Service Road and Piedmont Triad Parkway will be a delivery station for Amazon.com. The $12.7 million, 66,780-sq. ft. "last mile" delivery facility will open later this year.
July 11, 2019 -- The City of High Point has kicked-off a Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Initiative. Ilana Preuss presented the Next Steps report from Smart Growth America. The High Point City Council accepted the report.
June 13, 2019 -- High Point biotech entrepreneur Dr. Adnan Mjalli announced a 1,600-employee, $425 million pharmaceutical research park. Oasis Pharma Center will have office and research & development space, a hotel, shops, residential units, and more.
March 4, 2019 -- Future Foam is expanding its 1300 Prospect St. plant. It will build an $8.5 million addition and add 25 jobs. At this plant, raw materials are converted into flexible polyurethane foam for use in furniture cushions, mattresses, and more.
Feb. 19, 2019 -- N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced that Aetna, a CVS Health business, is expanding its operations in High Point. The business added 80 jobs in 2018 and is projected to hire approximately 300 new employees by the end of 2020.
"High Point: Where Great People Make Great Things Happen" -- the 2018 annual report of the High Point EDC -- showcases:
Nov. 20, 2018 -- Hanesbrands will hire 200 employees for its new 343,000-sq. ft. distribution center in High Point. Located at 4190 Eagle Hill Drive, the facility will handle Hanesbrands' Champion products, especially men’s athletics and jersey apparel.
Nov. 7, 2018 -- Over the last year, there were 5,167 jobs created or announced by 37 office/industrial projects in High Point, Greensboro, and Guilford County and 69 retail/services projects in High Point. HandCraft Services will be bringing 150 jobs.
Sept. 13, 2018 -- Arper has opened a 100,000-sq. ft. furniture manufacturing facility at 660 Southwest Street. The high-end Italian company is making chairs, sofas, and lounge seating. Arper expects to grow its initial workforce of 24 employees.
August 29, 2018 -- Publix Super Markets is making a major new investment in Greensboro-High Point. The company plans to hire 1,000 employees and make a $400 million capital investment at its new distribution and logistics campus in Greensboro.
August 16, 2018 -- The FedEx Express Mid-Atlantic Hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport is adding 400 employees, bringing total employment at the hub to more than 800 workers. The airport is less than a mile from High Point's city limits.
August 4, 2018 - A major area employer and global giant in the telecommunications field will add 50 jobs at its Guilford County facility. AT&T is hiring at its customer service operation on Wireless Drive in western Greensboro.
July 11, 2018 -- Norwegian Cruise Line will hire 200 employees as it expands its at-home agent initiative in the High Point/Piedmont Triad region. The employees will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation.
May 7, 2018 -- Governor Roy Cooper announced that Amada North America has chosen High Point for its new manufacturing campus. The company will create 201 jobs and invest $87 million. Amada manufactures precision sheet metal fabricating equipment.
April 16, 2018 -- The High Point operations of Cambrex are continuing to grow. The manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for clinical trials bought its two buildings and recently had two expansions, including adding an analytical laboratory.
March 05, 2018 -- The Greensboro-High Point MSA has been ranked #2 in the nation for new and expanded corporate facilities in 2017, in metro areas with populations of 200,000-1,000,000. The MSA is composed of Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
Jan. 23, 2018 -- Italian aerospace, defense, and security tech company Leonardo has expanded in High Point. The law enforcement technology systems manufacturer has opened a new 30,000-sq. ft. facility at 4221 Tudor Lane in High Point.
July 6, 2017 -- Greensboro-High Point claimed the state's largest job-creation announcement over the last year, according to the July 2017 edition of Business North Carolina. Guilford County, also landed three of the state's Top 15 projects.
May 25, 2017 -- Precision Design Machinery, a manufacturer of large equipment for the corrugated industry, is expanding. The company will add 40 jobs and open a second High Point facility.
March 30, 2017 - The High Point EDC has released its 2016 annual report. It features the most-recent office, industrial, and retail projects; targeted industry sectors; why Guilford County was named "#1 in Manufacturing" in 2016; and much more.
Feb. 21, 2017 -- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Alorica will add an additional 600 full-time positions at its High Point customer engagement service office, in the second phase of a major expansion.
Dec. 15, 2016 -- High Point, Greensboro, and the region saw multiple job announcements in 2016.
Dec. 9, 2016 -- Total Quality Logistics has chosen 4135 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway in High Point for its newest operation. The company, which is North America's second largest freight brokerage firm, will create 70 jobs.
April 27, 2016 -- High Point University President Nido Qubein has announced $160 million in projects, saying the three-year stretch of new construction and offerings is a way for the university "to lead the way" in High Point. The new phase of c...