STAY-AT-HOME ORDER is in effect, and Garner Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. However, Development Services (Planning, Inspections, Engineering) is accepting drop-off submittals and correspondence in the Town Hall main entrance vestibule during business hours. Residents currently have only online and phone options for utility and tax bill payments. Field inspections will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. And the schedule for the unprepared trash and yard waste pickup has been modified. The April 6 Town Council meeting and April 20 Planning Commission meeting are cancelled.


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, 2016):

Food Lion (360)
Walmart (350)
Pergo (284)                                                                                                                                                                    Cabelas (277)
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.