Lying in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region, Guilford is the state's third largest county and contains the major cities of Greensboro and High Point. The County is home to eight colleges and universities, and provides a range of opportunities to live and work in one of the most desirable environments in the Southeast.
As part of the eleven-county Piedmont Triad region, Guilford County is centered along the piedmont industrial crescent stretching from Raleigh to Charlotte. The County's traditional employment base of textiles, apparel and furniture has diversified greatly in the last fifty years, and now encompasses more than 300 concerns producing a wide range of products. An excellent transportation infrastructure, including two Interstate highways, Piedmont Triad International Airport, and readily available rail and truck service, has helped to solidify the County's position as a major distribution and transportation center in the Southeast.
Guilford County affords the full range of amenities of a thriving urban area, including three regional shopping malls and more than three million square feet of retail space. Five acute care hospitals provide nearly 1,500 licensed beds, and three nationally-prominent teaching hospitals are within an hour's drive of the County. Major cultural and recreational events include the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, the Eastern Music Festival, the Wyndham Championship PGA TOUR professional golf tournament, and the annual men's and women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments.