Major Employers


Auto Manufacturing

AISIN North Carolina Corporation (ANC), a wholly owned subsidiary of AISIN Holding of America, is a world leading automatic transmission manufacturer operating from a production facility in Durham and a logistics center in Creedmoor, with over 1700 employees.

The Durham plant, established in 1998, is nestled on a 123-acre site in Treyburn Corporate Park.

Worldwide, AISIN is the fifth largest Tier One supplier of automotive component and systems. A $32 billion company, AISIN Group employs over 120,000 team members at 208 consolidated companies.

AISIN’s philosophy: “Inspiring movement, creating tomorrow.” The new brand slogan: “We Touch the Future” represents the entire AISIN Group, brought together by employees’ dreams and aspirations to create a future of safe and comfortable mobility for all.”

At Aisin North Carolina, as we move ahead into the future, we continue to strive for delivering quality transmission products that will exceed our customer’s expectations.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Finance and Insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has been committed to making health care better, simpler, and more affordable since 1933.

Today, Blue Cross NC is a fully taxed, not-for-profit North Carolina company with major operations centers in Durham, Fayetteville, and Winston-Salem. We employ about 4,800 North Caroliniansand serve our customers and communities of more than 3.81 million members, including almost 1.1 million served on behalf of other Blue Plans.Blue Cross NC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

1 Employment numbers as of 12/31/2019.
2 Blue Cross 2019 Year-End Financial Results. 


Semiconductor Manufacturing

Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide and GaN technologies. After more than thirty years of forging new technology adoption and transformation, our Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors are leading the industry through unrivaled expertise and capacity.

What’s next? We believe anything is possible through hard work, collaboration and a passion for innovation.


Life Sciences

In 2016, Quintiles and IMS Health came together to create something entirely new. IQVIA brings together advances in data science, technology, and human science expertise to help the healthcare industry make better decisions, and ultimately to improve patient outcomes.

This vision for a healthier world, and the work we do to help the industry move forward, is why IQVIA is The Human Data Science Company™.


Life Sciences

At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Since our founding in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen has led innovative scientific research with the goal over the last decade to defeat devastating neurological diseases.

We believe no other disease area holds as much promise for medical breakthroughs as neuroscience. Biogen has some of the world’s best neurologists and neuroscientists. We engage with physicians and scientific leaders around the world with the aim to further medical research. Our focus on neuroscience, our deep scientific expertise and our courage to take risks make us leaders in the research and development of medicines to transform neuroscience to benefit society.


Life Sciences

GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Every day, we help improve the health of millions of people around the world.

Fidelity Investments

Finance and Insurance

Fidelity Investments helps over 35 million people feel more confident in their most important financial goals, manages employee benefit programs for over 22,000 businesses, and supports more than 13,000 financial institutions with innovative investment and technology solutions to grow their businesses.

Our diverse businesses and independence give us insight into the entire market and the stability needed to think and act for the long term as we deliver value to you.


Information Technology

IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 350,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.

Cisco Systems

Information Technology

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections–whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible–providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 71,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology.

In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services. Cisco sells its products and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners, to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.


Life Sciences

bioMérieux – A world leader in the field of in-vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions (systems, reagents, software, services) which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Its products are mainly used for diagnosing infectious diseases. They are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products.