Major Employers

Rowan’s Leading Job Providers

Rowan County’s strategic location in the growing Charlotte, North Carolina metro region, its robust talent pool and workforce, and its wide range of affordable and flexible commercial real estate options make it a prime location for companies from a variety of industries. Rowan County is a diversified economy with a wide range of industries comprising its employment base. The largest sectors of employment are health care services (16.1%), manufacturing (15.4%) and retail trade (13.2%).

At nearly 2,500 businesses strong and growing, Rowan County is home to many Fortune 500 and international companies, including:


Food Lion 3500 HQ/Call Center/Distribution/Retail
Daimler Trucks North America LLC 1500 Vehicle Manufacturing
Rowan Regional Medical Center 1044 Medical Services
Gildan 706 Clothing Manufacturing
Continental Structural Plastics 544 Manufacturing
EI Pharmaceutical Solutions 400 Pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs
Dillard’s Inc. 300 General Warehousing and Storage
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 300 Discount Department Stores
Swing Transport, Inc. 250 General Freight Trucking
Schult Homes 246 Mobile and modular homes
Henkel Corp 207 Adhesives
Greenwood Motor Lines, inc. 200 General Freight Trucking
Freshouse II, LLC 185 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers

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