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Rank Company Headquarters North Ownership Carolina Employment 1 Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville, 52,700 Public Inc. Ark. 2 Duke University Durham 33,705 Nonprofit (1) 3 Delhaize Group Brussels 30,000 Foreign (2) 4 Wells Fargo & San Francisco 26,000 Public Co. 5 Novant Health Winston-Salem 22,010 Nonprofit Inc. 6 Lowe's Cos. Mooresville 21,995 Public 7 Ruddick Corp. Charlotte 15,735 Public (3) 8 Bank of America Charlotte 15,000 Public Corp. 9 Wake Forest Winston-Salem 13,000 Nonprofit Baptist Medical Center 10 BB&T Corp. Winston-Salem 12,120 Public 11 IBM Corp. Armonk, N.Y. 12,000' Public 12 Automatic Data Roseland, N.J. 11,300 Public Processing Inc. 13 University Greenville 10,930 Nonprofit Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Inc. (4) 14 Alex Lee Inc. Hickory 10,850 Private (5) 15 United Parcel Atlanta 10,180 Public Service Inc. 16 Smithfield Foods Smithfield, Va. 10,100 Public Inc. (6) 17 Target Corp. Minneapolis 8,910 Public 18 Debbie's Winston-Salem 8,700' Private Staffing Services Inc. 19 Moses H. Cone Greensboro 8,360 Nonprofit Memorial Hospital Operating Corp. 20 Ingles Markets Black Mountain 8,020 Public Inc. (7) 21 WakeMed Raleigh 7,940 Private 22 Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates, 7,900" Public Corp. (8) III. 23 Belk Inc. Charlotte 7,820 Private 24 Mission Health Asheville 7,805 Nonprofit System Inc. 25 Duke Energy Charlotte 7,740 Public Corp. 26 US Airways Group Tempe, Ariz. 7,550 Public Inc. 27 AT&T Inc. Dallas 7,200 Public 28 CVS Caremark Woonsocket, 7,100 Public Corp. R.I. 29 Time Warner New York 6,400 Public Cable Inc. 30 Hillco Ltd. Kinston 5,935 Private 31 Best Buy Co. Richfield, 5,840 Public Minn. 32 Progress Energy Raleigh 5,780 Public Inc. 33 Laboratory Burlington 5,700 Public Corporation of America Holdings 34 Manpower Inc. Milwaukee 5,630 Public 35 Compass Group Chertsey, 5,570 Foreign PLC England 36 The Home Depot Atlanta 5,500 Public Inc. Daimler AG (9) Stuttgart, 5,500 Foreign Germany 38 FedEx Corp. Memphis, Tenn. 5,410 Public 39 Rex Healthcare Raleigh 5,220 Nonprofit Inc. 40 Tyson Foods Springdale, 5,100 Public Inc. Ark. 41 Verizon New York 5,000 Public Communications Inc. General Electric Fairfield, 5,000 Public Co. Conn. Cisco Systems San Jose, 5,000 Public Inc. Calif. 44 Aramark Corp. Philadelphia 4,900 Public 45 SAS Institute Cary 4,865 Private Inc. 46 Darden Orlando, Fla. 4,845 Public Restaurants inc. (10) 47 Dollar General Goodlettsville, 4,815 Public Corp. Tenn. 48 Walgreen Co. Deerfield, III. 4,810 Public 49...

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