Wilson has a roster of companies that contribute to our economic prosperity. They include the city’s largest employer BB&T, with headquarters in Wilson for operations, mortgage and revolving credit departments employing 2,500 people; Bridgestone/Firestone with more than 2,000 employees; Merck, Sandoz and Purdue pharmaceutical production facilities; and Kidde Aerospace. Still other companies specialize in automotive parts, building materials, food manufacturing and plastics.
All share an enthusiasm for the Wilson pro business environment.
Wilson has made a successful transition from an agricultural dominated economy;however, agribusiness still remains an important income producer. In recent years, Wilson has significantly expanded its retail base. No matter what type of business, Wilson has a strong track record for being a location where companies can grow and prosper.