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+
Wells Fargo BankBanking1,000-2,999
HCA Health SystemHealth Care1,000-2,999
KrogerRegional Headquarters and Retail1,000-2,999
WalmartRetail1,000-2,999
Ply Gem WindowsManufacturing (Windows)1,000-2,999
UPSLogistics1,000-2,999
WestRockManufacturing (Paper/Packaging)1,000-2,999
Altec IndustriesManufacturing (Transportation Equipment)1,000-2,999
Advance AutoRetail and Office500-999
Food LionRetail500-999
Lowe's Home CentersRetail500-999
Yokohama Tire CorpManufacturing(Tires)500-999
Friendship Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
Elbit SystemsManufacturing(Night Vision/Optical)500-999
AnthemInsurance/Customer Service500-999
Roanoke CollegeHigher Education500-999
Allstate InsuranceInsurance/Customer Service500-999
Carter MachineryHeavy Equipment Sales/Service250-499
Trinity Packaging CorporationManufacturing (Plastics/Packaging)250-499
Integrity WindowsManufacturing (Windows) 250-499
Steel DynamicsManufacturing (Steel)250-499
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 1st Quarter, 2021

Industry Composition

IndustryPercentage
Health Care & Social Assistance17.8%
Retail Trade10.8%
Manufacturing10.3%
Accommodations & Food Services7.3%
Educational Services7.0%
Construction6.5%
Transportation & Warehousing5.5%
Administrative Support, Waste and Remediation5.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Service5.2%
Other Services4.8%
Remaining Industries19.5%
Source: Chmura Analytics, JobsEQ, 2021.