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
Advance AutoRetail and Office1,000-2,999
Ply Gem WindowsManufacturing1,000-2,999
WestRockManufacturing (Paperboard)1,000-2,999
UPSLogistics1,000-2,999
Altec IndustriesManufacturing (Transportation Equipment)1,000-2,999
Yokohama Tire CorpManufacturing (Tires)500-999
Lowe's Home CentersRetail500-999
Allstate InsuranceInsurance/Customer Service500-999
Food LionRetail500-999
Friendship Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
Roanoke CollegeHigher Education500-999
Action PersonnelAdministrative Services500-999
Elbit SystemsManufacturing (Night Vision/Optical)500-999
AnthemCustomer Service/Insurance250-499
Integrity WindowsManufacturing (Windows)250-499
AnthemInsurance/Customer Service250-499
Steel DynamicsManufacturing (Metals) 250-499
IntegerManufacturing (Medical Device)250-499
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2019.

Industry Composition

IndustryPercentage
Health Care16.7%
Misc. Services and Government17.5%
Retail Trade10.8%
Manufacturing10.1%
Accommodations, Entertainment8.2%
Education7.2%
Construction, Mining, and Agriculture6.4%
Transportation and Utilities5.8%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate4.7%
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Service4.9%
Wholesale Trade4.2%
Management of Companies2.7%
Information0.8%
Source: Chmura Analytics, JobsEQ, 2019.