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Leading Employers

There are hundreds of employers in the Roanoke Region, ranging from service industries and manufacturing to health care and education.

Company Industry Employment Range
Carilion Clinic Health Care 10,000+
HCA Virginia Health System Health Care 1,000-2,999
Walmart Stores Retail 1,000-2,999
Kroger Retail/Regional Office 1,000-2,999
Norfolk Southern Transportation/Railroad 1,000-2,999
Wells Fargo Bank NA Banking 1,000-2,999
Advance Auto Parts Retail/Company HQ 1,000-2,999
WestRock Paperboard Manufacturing 1,000-2,999
Ply Gem Windows Window Manufacturing 1,000-2,999
UPS Logistics 500-999
Allstate Insurance Company Insurance 500-999
Yokohama Tire Corporation Tire Manufacturing 500-999
Lowe's Home Centers Retail 500-999
Triad Laboratory Alliance Medical Laboratories 500-999
Friendship Retirement Community Retirement Community 500-999
General Electric Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 500-999
Food Lion Retail 500-999
Anthem Insurance 500-999
Dynax America Corp. Auto Component Manufacturing 500-999
Richfield Retirement Community Retirement Community 500-999
Altec Industries Transportation Equip. Mfg 500-999
Roanoke College Higher Education 500-999
MKG Operations Restaurant 500-999

Industry Composition

Industry Percentage
Health Care 18.3%
Misc. Services and Government 13.6%
Retail Trade 12.2%
Manufacturing 11.4%
Accomodations/Entertainment 10.3%
Education 8.2%
Construction/Mining/Agriculture 6.9%
Transportation/Utilities 5.7%
Finance Insurance & Real Estate 5.0%
Professional Scientific and Tech Service 5.0%
Wholesale Trade 4.5%
Management of Companies 3.0%
Information 1.1%
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages,  2016.
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