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75 N O RT H C A R O L I N A E CO N O M I C D E V E LO P M E N T G U I D E COMPANY HEADQUARTERS 2013 N.C. EMPLOYMENT OWNERSHIP BUSINESS 1 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Bentonville, Ark. 52,460 Public Discount stores 2 Duke University 1 Durham 35,510 Nonprofi t Education and health care 3 Delhaize Group 2 Brussels 31,365 Foreign Grocery stores 4 McDonald's Corp. Oakbrook, Ill. 28,000 Public Restaurants 5 Wells Fargo & Co. San Francisco 27,200 Public Financial services 6 Lowe's Cos. Mooresville 23,310 Public Home-improvement stores 7 Novant Health Inc. Winston-Salem 22,620 Nonprofi t Health care 8 Bank of America Corp. Charlotte 20,315 Public Financial services 9 Harris Teeter LLC 3 Matthews 17,335 Public Grocery stores 10 Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem 13,625 Nonprofi t Health care 11 Duke Energy Corp. Charlotte 13,200 Public Energy 12 BB&T Corp. Winston-Salem 12,925 Public Financial services 13 Vidant Health Greenville 12,500 Nonprofi t Health care 14 Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Operating Corp. Greensboro 11,210 Nonprofi t Health care 15 Smithfi eld Foods Inc. 4 Smithfi eld, Va. 10,630 Foreign Meat processing 16 Mission Health System Inc. Asheville 10,545 Nonprofi t Health care 17 Express Services Inc. Oklahoma City 10,335 Private Temporary staffi ng 18 Ingles Markets Inc. Asheville 9,725 Public Grocery stores 19 Target Corp. Minneapolis 9,050* Public Discount stores 20 Alex Lee Inc. 5 Hickory 8,965 Private Grocery stores and food distribution 21 IBM Corp. Armonk, N.Y. 8,750* Public Computer research and development 22 US Airways Group Inc. 6 Tempe, Ariz. 8,685 Public Airline 23 Compass Group PLC Chertsey, England 8,605 Foreign Food services 24 United Parcel Service Inc. Atlanta 8,540 Public Logistics 25 Belk Inc. Charlotte 8,450 Private Department stores 26 WakeMed Raleigh 8,290 Nonprofi t Health care 27 CVS Caremark Corp. Woonsocket, R.I. 8,100 Public Drugstores 28 Time Warner Cable Inc. New York 8,000 Public Telecommunications 29 Sears Holdings Corp. 7 Hoffman Estates, Ill. 7,180* Public Department stores 30 AT&T Inc. Dallas 7,000 Public Telecommunications 31 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Inc. Burlington 6,540 Public Medical testing 32 Walgreen Co. Deerfi eld, Ill. 6,325 Public Drugstores 33 Darden Restaurants Inc. 8 Orlando, Fla. 6,270* Public Restaurants 34 Daimler AG 9 Stuttgart, Germany 6,000 Foreign Trucks and buses 35 Aramark Corp. Philadelphia 5,905 Public Food services 36 FedEx Corp. Memphis, Tenn. 5,705 Public Logistics 37 Dollar General Corp. Goodlettsville, Tenn. 5,500 Public Discount stores 38 Bojangles' Restaurants Inc. Charlotte 5,400 Private Restaurants Rex Healthcare Inc. Raleigh 5,400 Nonprofi t Health care The Home Depot Inc. Atlanta 5,400 Public Home-improvement stores 41 SAS Institute Inc. Cary 5,185 Private Software 42 Tyson Foods Inc. Springdale, Ark. 5,100 Public Poultry processing 43 Verizon Communications Inc. New York 5,000 Public Telecommunications 44 State Employees' Credit Union Raleigh 4,900 Nonprofi t Financial services 45 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. Lebanon, Tenn. 4,535 Public Restaurants 46 Xerox Corp. Norwalk, Conn. 4,530 Public Business equipment and services 47 Family Dollar Stores Inc. Matthews 4,500 Public Discount stores General Electric Co. Fairfi eld, Conn. 4,500 Public Jet engines 49 Cisco Systems Inc. San Jose, Calif. 4,400 Public Telecommunications equipment 50 Rite Aid Corp. Camp Hill, Pa. 4,295* Public Drugstores TOP PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYERS * estimate 1 Includes Duke University Health System 2 operates Food Lion grocery stores 3 operates as a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. 4 operates as a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shuanghui International Holdings Limited; subsidiaries include Murphy-Brown LLC and The Smithfi eld Packing Co. 5 subsidiaries include Lowe's Food Stores Inc. 6 operates as a subsidiary of Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Inc. 7 owns Sears and Kmart stores 8 brands include Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse 9 brands include Freightliner and Thomas Built Buses. All numbers are rounded to the nearest multiple of fi ve and include full-time and part-time employees. Sources: companies, 2013

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