Business is Booming

Garner is a booming community for both businesses and commerce in the Triangle region. Known for its small-town charm and atmosphere yet located near the heart of the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, Garner offers an excellent economic climate that's well-suited for new, relocating or expanding businesses.

Garner boasts outstanding business and employment opportunities. Forbes magazine in 2011 ranked the Raleigh area – including Garner – as the No. 1 place in America for business and careers.

And with 47 percent of area residents 25 years of age and older holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, the region has one of the smartest labor forces you’ll find anywhere.

Here is a listing of Garner's top 10 employers (number of employees at Garner locations in parentheses; figures are as of July 31, 2013):

Wake County Public Schools (1000+)
Food Lion (360)
Walmart (350)
Pergo (284)
Golden State Foods (265)
F & D Huebner, LLC (McDonald's) (258)
Target (251)
Strategic Behavioral Health Center (206)
Kroger (200)
Lowes Foods (160)
Town of Garner (156)


With a high quality of life, a diverse, skilled workforce and access to the state’s best academic institutions, Garner is the best place to do business or pursue a career in the heart of North Carolina.