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Company Industry Location Local Employees (est.)
IBM Software RTP ~11,000
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals RTP (Regional HQ) ~6,000
SAS Institute Software Cary (HQ) 4,228
Progress Energy Utilities Energy Raleigh (HQ)
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Health Insurance Chapel Hill/Durham (HQ) 3,200
Cisco Systems Network Equipment RTP 2,950
Nortel Networks Telecom RTP 2,600
Wachovia Banking Raleigh+ 2,300
Royal Bank of Canada Banking Raleigh (Regional HQ)
First Citizen Bancshares Banking Raleigh (HQ)
Verizon Network Operations Cary 1,800+
Talecris Biotherapeutics Blood based medicine RTP/Clayton >1,400
Cree Research Technology Durham (HQ) 1,320
Lenovo Computers Morrisville (US HQ) 1,400
Fidelity Investments Finance Various 980 (plans to expand)
Quintiles Transnational Pharmaceuticals Durham (HQ) 1100 (inc. Martin Cty.) (adding 900)
Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Cary/Clayton 1,050
AW North Carolina Auto Transmissions Durham 1,000
Stock Building Supply (Wolseley) Materials Raleigh (US HQ) 950
Network Appliances Data Management RTP 800 (adding 200)
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Real Estate Around Triangle 800
Biomerieux Medical Testing Supplies Durham 800
McClatchy/News and Observer Media Raleigh 765+
Misys Software/Biotech Raleigh (US HQ) 730
Sony Ericsson Mobile Electronics RTP (US HQ) 750 (adding 100)
Diosynth (Schering-Plough) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Cary/Morrisville/RTP 750
Fonville Morisey Realty (Long & Foster) Real Estate Raleigh 710
Siemens Medical Solutions Medical Equipment Cary 678
Tekelec Telecom Morrisville (HQ) 650
Wake Med Hospital Raleigh (HQ)
SpectraSite Inc. (merged with American Tower) Telecommunications Cary (HQ)
Flextronics (formerly Solectron) Electronics Morrisville 650
Biogen Pharmaceuticals RTP 640
Kellogg Foods Cary 620 (adding 180)
Winston Hotels (Inland American) Hotel Raleigh (HQ)
Charles and Colvard Manufactured Jewels Morrisville
Waste Industries USA Removal Services Raleigh (HQ)
Genworth Financial Insurance Raleigh ~500
Red Hat Inc. Software Raleigh (HQ) 500
Capital Bank Corp. Raleigh Banking (HQ)
Alcatel (Lucent, Genesys) Telecom Raleigh/Cary/Morrisville 350 Alcatel, 75 Lucent, 30 Genesys
Blackstone Group/Cardinal Health Health Care Products Raleigh/Morrisville/Durham 450
Noel Group, Nomacorc , Nomaco Synthetic Corks/Foam Insulation and Toys Wake Forest/Zebulon 108 Nomacorc, 350 Nomaco
Credit Suisse Financial RTP 350 (adding 400)
ABB Power Systems Power Equipment Raleigh/Cary 358 (adding 60)
Eisai Pharmaceutical RTP 339
BD (Becton Dickinson) Lab Equipment Durham 300 (adding 70)
American Kennel Club Dog Registration Raleigh 300
Parata Systems Pharmacy Automation Durham (HQ) 300
Sprint Mobile Phones Various 300
Harris Wholesale Beverage Distribution Raleigh 285
Allscripts (formerly A4) Healthcare Software Cary 270 (adding 50)
General Electric Jet Engines Durham 270 (adding 40)
INC Research Pharmaceutical Testing Raleigh (HQ) 400 (expanding)
Investor's Title Tite Insurance Chapel Hill (HQ) 259
ValueOptions Benefits Management Morrisville 220 (adding 55)
Salix Pharmaceuticals Raleigh
Pozen Inc. Biotech Chapel Hill
Trimeris Inc. Biotech Morrisville
Martin Marietta Materials Manufacturing Raleigh (HQ) 238 HQ
Icoria (bought by Clinical Data) Biotech RTP
United General Title Title Insurance Raleigh (NC HQ)
North State Bank Banking Raleigh (HQ)
Investment Management Corp. (Golden Corral) Restaurant Raleigh (HQ)
Burt's Bees (AEA) Cosmetics Durham 350 (not all local)
Highwoods Real Estate Raleigh (HQ)
Alliance One Tobacco Morrisville
RTI International Contract Research RTP (HQ)
Adherex Technologies Pharmaceuticals Durham
Integrian Surveillance Electronics Morrisville (US HQ)
Raleigh Lions Clinic for the Blind (Non Profit) Manufacturing/Textiles Raleigh (HQ) 300 - 3/4 blind
Qualcomm Chip Manufacturing Cary 200 (adding 150) Online Retail Raleigh 200+
MeadWestvaco Paper Goods Raleigh 70 (soon 200)
Merck Pharmaceuticals Durham 175+ (coming)
McKinney (HAVS) Advertising Durham (US HQ) 187
ChannelAdvisor Software (HQ) Morrisville 180 (adding 100)
Broadcom (LVL7) Networking Software Morrisville 170
Softpro Real Estate Software Raleigh 170 (adding 130)
Ernst and Young Accounting Raleigh 170
Harris Stratex Communications Morrisville (HQ) 170
Embrex (Pfizer) Biotech Durham 160
Long Beverage Beverage Distribution Durham 140
Catalyst Manufacturing Services Electronics Morrisville 140
Empire Distributors Beverage Distribution Durham 122 (growing to 145)
Teleflex Medical Devices RTP 500 (regionally)
Healthways Inc. Healthcare Cary 109+
Scynexis Pharmaceuticals Durham (HQ) 130 (adding 20)
Yard-Nique Landscaping Morrisville 130
PowerSecure Power Management Systems Wake Forest(HQ)/Raleigh 125
CIIT Centers for Health Research Research RTP (HQ) 125
SciQuest Software Cary (HQ) 135 (not all local)
Poyner & Spruill LLC Law Raleigh (HQ) 120
Teradata (NCR) Software Raleigh 120
Etrials Healthcare Services Morrisville (HQ) 120
PharmaNet Pharmaceutical Testing Cary/Morrisville 100 (adding 100)
Crescent Financial Corp. Finance Cary >100
Bank of America Banking Raleigh >100
The Redwoods Group Insurance Morrisville (HQ) 103
EMD Pharmaceuticals (Merck) Pharmaceuticals Durham 100
Closure Medical Surgical Glue Raleigh 100
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Durham (HQ) 100
Butterball Turkeys Garner (HQ) 100 (by 2008)
Geomagic Software RTP (HQ) 100
Trinity Convergence Telecom Durham (HQ) 100
Technical Services Inc. Construction Durham (HQ) 105
Maupin Taylor (Williams Mullen) Legal Services Raleigh 100
Stewart Engineering Civil Engineering Raleigh/Morrisville (HQ) 100
Gilead Pharmaceuticals Durham 100
Motricity Mobile Phone Content Durham (HQ) 100
Implus Footcare Foot Health Morrisville 100 (all local?)
Womble Carlyle Legal Services Raleigh/RTP 90+
Stiefel Pharmaceuticals RTP 85
French, West, Vaughn Public Relations Raleigh (HQ) 82
Raleigh Country Club Golf Raleigh 80
Square 1 Bank Banking Durham (HQ) 80
Treyburn Country Club Golf Durham 80
iContact Marketing Software Durham (HQ) 80
AlphaVax Vaccines RTP (HQ) 77
Arysta LifeScience Agriculture Science Cary 72
N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Durham (HQ) 80
Epic Games Video Games Cary (HQ) 90
Capstrat Public Relations Raleigh (HQ) 80
Icagen Pharmaceutical Durham 60
Consonus (Strategic Technologies) IT Systems Cary (HQ) 70
Olgivy Durham Advertising Durham 70 (growing) Internet Telecom Cary (HQ) 69
Compuware Software Durham 69
Hosted Solutions (ABRY) Computer Hosting Raleigh (HQ) 50
Triumph Boats Durham 75 Educational Software Cary (HQ) 65
Best Lab Deals Scientific Supply Garner 65
Lulu Publishing Raleigh 65
Buck Engineering (Baker) Environmental Engineering Cary 63
Ultimus Automation Software Cary 60
Bolton Service Residential Repair Raleigh 60
Accipiter Solutions (Atlas/aQuantive) Internet Advertising Raleigh 57
Headway Corporate Resources Staffing Raleigh 177 (some in Edgecombe)
Curtis Media Group Broadcasting Raleigh (HQ)
Copernicus Group Pharmaceutical Testing RTP (HQ) 60
MarketSmart Advertising Advertising Morrisville (HQ) 56
Trip Logics (World Travel) Travel Cary/Raleigh 54+
Cherokee Investment Partners Real Estate Raleigh (HQ) 50
Nitronex Semiconductors Raleigh (HQ) (soon Durham) 55
Smart Online Business Software Durham (HQ) 50
CB Richard Ellis ( Trammell Crow ) Real Estate Raleigh 46
Plant Delights Nursery Raleigh 45
TPS Technical Writing Raleigh (HQ) 45
MCNC Networking/Research RTP (HQ) 45
MercuryMD/Thomson Biotech/Software Durham
Bright View Technologies Optical Film Morrisville (HQ) 40 (growing)
rPath Software Raleigh (HQ) 40
Howard, Merrell and Partners Advertising Raleigh (HQ) 40
Relativity Technologies Software Raleigh (HQ) 40
Digital Lifestyle (Royal Philips) IPod Accessories Durham 40
Oasys Mobile (formerly Summus) Phone Content Raleigh (HQ) 38
First Research (Dun & Bradstreet) Business Data Raleigh 38
LiveWire Logic (acquired by Astute) Software Morrisville
Cardinal State Bank (Yadkin Valley Financial) Banking Durham
Gentris Genetics Morrisville (HQ) 38
InnerPulse Medical Devices RTP 40 (adding 10)
Cenduit (Quintiles) Pharmaceutical Testing Durham (HQ) 35
Intervolve Software Raleigh (HQ) 35
Gateway Financial Holdings Banking Raleigh 35
Brock Cabinets Cabinets/Countertops Garner 35
United Therapeutics Pharmaceuticals RTP 28 (adding 160)
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations Raleigh 30
Centice Corp. High Tech/Optics Morrisville (HQ) 30
CapTrust Financial Advisors Investment Raleigh (HQ) 30
American Research Institute Simulation Software Morrisville (HQ)
Virtual Heroes Video Games RTP (HQ) 30
Capital Investment Financial Services Raleigh 30
Cortina Systems Optical Networking Morrisville 30
Serenex Pharmaceuticals Durham (HQ) 30
XS Inc. Agricultural Software Morrisville (HQ) 30
Red Storm Entertainment Video Games Morrisville
Destineer Video Games Raleigh
Elster Electricity Metering Devices Raleigh (HQ)
Voyager Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals Raleigh

Government Employers

Agency Sector Location Local Employees (est.)
Wake County Urban Administration Raleigh, various
City of Raleigh Urban Administration Raleigh
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Research RTP
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Federal Research RTP 664
NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) State Research Raleigh 630
North Carolina Biotechnology Center Biotechnology Promotion RTP 72


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