|Wilson boasts a large roster of companies producing various products and services that contribute to our economic prosperity. They include the Wilson’s largest employer BB&T, with headquarters in Wilson for operations, mortgage and revolving credit department employing 2,500 people; Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC with more than 2,000 employees; Merck, Sandoz, Purdue and Becton, Dickinson & Co. pharmaceutical production facilities; and Kidde Aerospace. Still other companies specialize in automotive parts, building materials, food manufacturing and plastics.Companies locating to Wilson all tout Wilson pro-business environment which includes:
•Nearby Interstate 95, ports and airports that connect Wilson to the world.
• A highly productive workforce, backed by specialized training and instructional programs at Wilson Community College.
• Labor force draw of over 175,000. This is a 25 mile radius. The population in that radius is 300,000 which makes Wilson a regional
• Local governments that understand the importance of investing in the fundamental services and employers need. Two examples include a 500-acre corporate park adjacent to I-95 and an expanded city reservoir with a seven bullion gallon capacity.
• A base of local businesses providing products and support services.
Wilson has made a successful transition from and agricultural dominated economy. However, agribusiness still remains and important income producer. In recent years, Wilson has significantly expanded its retail and restaurant base.
No matter what type of business, Wilson has a history of being a location where companies grow and prosper.