Industry Facts

Wilson County has a diversified economy. Over 1,830 private businesses are located in Wilson County. Leading industry sectors by employment are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Public Administration

Wilson County is proud of its diverse manufacturing base represented by over 90 companies. Our leading industries are made up of pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, aerospace, packaging and food preparation. The leading non-manufacturing employer is BB&T, ranked as the 11th largest financial holding company in the USA. And where is BB&T's information technology division located – Wilson, North Carolina. 

Leading Manufacturers and their primary activity in Wilson, North Carolina

  1. Bridgestone Americas  – Tires
  2. Alliance One Tobacco USA  – Tobacco Processing
  3. Merck  – Prescription Pharmaceuticals
  4. Ardagh  – Glass Containers
  5. UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerospace Fire Protection Equipment
  6. Voith Fabrics –  Papermaker's Press Fabrics
  7. Linamar Corporation –  Bearing Components
  8. Nexans Berk-Tec Electronics Cable  –  High Performance Wire & Cable
  9. Sandoz – Pharmaceutical
  10. Parker Techseal Corporation –  Mechanical Rubber Goods
  11. Fresenius Kabi –  Medical Device
  12. White's Tire Service –  Rubber & Retread tires
  13. R.R. Donnelly –  Pressure Sensitive Labels/Printing
  14. Purdue Pharmaceuticals, L.P. –  Pharmaceuticals
  15. 3C Store Fixtures – Custom Store Fixtures