There are hundreds of employers in the Roanoke Region serving a diverse range of industries. From service industries and manufacturing to health care and education, the area’s major employers are devoted to the overall success of the region and the well-being of their employees.

Leading Employers in the Roanoke Region

CompanyIndustryEmployment Range
Carilion ClinicHealth Care10,000+
HCA Virginia Health SystemHealth Care1,000-2,999
Walmart StoresRetail1,000-2,999
KrogerRetail and Regional Office1,000-2,999
Norfolk SouthernTransportation/Railroad1,000-2,999
Wells Fargo Bank NABanking1,000-2,999
Advance Auto PartsRetail and Company Headquarters1,000-2,999
WestRockManufacturing (Paperboard)1,000-2,999
Ply Gem WindowsManufacturing (Windows)1,000-2,999
UPSLogistics500-999
Allstate Insurance CompanyInsurance500-999
Yokohama Tire CorporationManufacturing (Tires)500-999
Lowe's Home CentersRetail500-999
Triad Laboratory AllianceMedical Laboratories500-999
Friendship Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
General ElectricManufacturing (Electrical Equipment)500-999
Food LionRetail500-999
Anthem Insurance500-999
Dynax America Corp.Manufacturing (Auto Components)500-999
Richfield Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
Altec IndustriesManufacturing (Transportation Equipment) 500-999
Roanoke CollegeHigher Education500-999
MKG OperationsRestaurant500-999
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016.

Industry Composition

IndustryPercentage
Health Care18.3%
Misc. Services and Government13.6%
Retail Trade12.2%
Manufacturing11.4%
Accommodations, Entertainment10.3%
Education8.2%
Construction, Mining, and Agriculture6.9%
Transportation and Utilities5.7%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate5.0%
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Service5.0%
Wholesale Trade4.5%
Management of Companies3.0%
Information1.1%
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016.