Major Industries

Diverse Corporate Makeup

Once dominated by manufacturing, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County employment landscape has evolved over time. While manufacturing and logistics continue to be staples of the employment base, future growth opportunities are in logistics/distribution, healthcare/life sciences, financial services and data centers.

WSBI’s target industries include:


Employment by Sector


Forsyth County Industry Structure by Employment
Health Care and Social Assistance 29%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 19%
Professional and Business Services 14%
Manufacturing 10%
Leisure and Hospitality 10%
Financial Activities 6%
Public Administration 4%
Construction 3%
Other Services 3%
Information 1%