At the heart of North Carolina lies the NC Triad, where homes are affordable, life is sweet and great jobs at growing companies abound. Ready to try the Triad? Discover what it’s like to live life at the center of work and life satisfaction.
Nestled in scenic central North Carolina, the NC Triad is a 12-county region anchored by Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem that’s laced with diverse cities, stunning rural communities and charming towns.Explore Communities
Four perfect seasons. 500+ miles of hiking and biking trails. Lush state parks and sparkling lakes. In the Triad, you’ll find hundreds of ways to get your heart pumping or find your Zen at the heart of North Carolina.
In the Triad, you chart your own path. Our region is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered—from new restaurants and breweries to revitalized mills, hiking trails, music venues and diverse places of worship.
The Triad’s impressive collection of 21 colleges and universities don’t just shape our future leaders – they also enrich the community through academic lectures, concerts and cultural events.
Moving to North Carolina? Here in the Triad, you'll have the opportunity to find your true calling and cultivate a greater sense of community outside of work. Volunteer at local charities or join a young professionals group.
In the Triad, there’s room to have a real impact on the company you work for – or the company you start here. Join our roster of innovative thinkers who see opportunity outside the mainstream.
The Triad is home to game-changing companies specializing in everything from aerospace and biotechnology to financial and creative services.View Sectors
Whether you’re looking to earn your degree at a local university or sharpen your skills at a technical school – we’ve got you covered.Colleges and Universities
Thomas Bongaerts moved from Belgium to the United States when he was just a child. His family had to learn a new language and adjust to a totally different culture as they settled into their new life in Connecticut. Just before he entered high school, Thomas and his family moved to the Triad. Now, Thomas is the President of Beaufurn, a high-quality commercial furniture company located in Advance, NC.
Anna Wheeler grew up with a real love for the outdoors. To her, the next adventure was always just around the corner. Paddling down the river and exploring new walking trails helped feed her love for the environment. The Triad is rich with rivers, state parks, and areas for outdoor recreation which is why Anna relocated and dedicates her work to this area.
Greensboro, N.C. is the common thread in Hilda Tajalli’s life. Born and raised in Greensboro, Hilda returned home after living in Washington, DC post-graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and today works as a Commercial Real Estate Broker for Brown Investment Properties.
What does it take to stay with the same company for 20 years? For Chasity Morris it’s coworkers who feel like family and a work environment you love. That’s exactly what she found nearly two decades ago when she started working at Mohawk Industries. And while Chasity loves the consistency of her work life, on the weekends you will find her hopping from one adventure to the next. The Uwharrie National Forest provides the perfect place for her many outdoor excursions.
“The Triad is the perfect mixture of a small town and big city. It is easier to get involved that it would be in a huge city,” Brooke said when asked how she became so involved.
"I love that there are the mountains to one side of you and the coast on the other. It’s the best of both worlds," Will said about his new home in the Triad.
It’s not an exaggeration that Glenn Gonzales’ career has taken flight in Greensboro, N.C. His private transportation service – Jet It – offers jet ownership, with multiple owners sharing costs. Originally based in Delaware, Glenn’s business is now thriving in Greensboro.
Jonathan Allen is a client development manager at Inmar. If you’re looking for him, try the food trucks, coffee shops, church, young professionals meetings, nonprofit organizations and almost any philanthropic board of directors.
José F. Oliva grew up in Guatemala and moved to the NC Triad in 2011. Today, José works for Replacements, Ltd., the world's largest retailer of vintage and current tableware. According to José, the NC Triad is “one of those special places in the South helping build a more tolerant and accepting world.”
Kinsley Fraser always thought she would want to leave North Carolina after school – but that was before she interned for VF Corporation. “I immediately fell in love with the company culture, the flexibility and the focus on purpose-driven work,” she said. “All the boxes were checked.”
Nino Giaimo is Greensboro’s native son on the run. Sometimes it’s running between his restaurant, GIA, or hotel and other times it’s a run for exercise. According to Nino, the NC Triad is “a very supportive community, someone is always willing to lend a helping hand. That’s different from most places.”
As president of a growing Winston-Salem-based energy beverage company, Sunshine, Lizzie Ward Roediger is always on the go. A native of Winston-Salem, Lizzie found herself back in her hometown after her career took her to New York City and Atlanta.
It is important to Aubrey Linville that the bulk of his time and energy is devoted to his family, but small business and his community in Winston-Salem also get his attention. According to Aubrey, founder of Linville Team Partners, the Triad is “is beyond the cusp of significant growth.”
Entrepreneur and North Carolina native Coleman Team knows a thing or two about startups. The commercial real estate expert originally from Lexington, N.C. has started his share of businesses in the Triad. Today he leads Front Street Capital, based in downtown Winston-Salem.
Ivan Canada is executive director of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad (NCCJ), the region’s oldest human relations organization. A native of Greensboro, Ivan left to go to school at UNC Chapel Hill and later to Washington, D.C., before returning to his roots.
Born in Elkin and raised in Boonville, Codie Royal has always called North Carolina home. From a young age, Codie also spent much of his time on his family’s farm in Ronda. After graduating from Surry Community College with a High School Equivalency diploma in April 2019, Codie got a head start on his career at Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, where he works as a saw operator.