The Finance Department will be in the new Town Hall at 900 7th Ave. starting Friday at 8 a.m. and will be accepting bill payments. Planning, Inspections and Engineering will also be in the new building starting Friday morning and will be ready to offer the full slate of development services.


Garner is a booming community for both businesses and commerce in the Triangle region. Known for its small-town charm and atmosphere yet located near the heart of the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, Garner offers an excellent economic climate that's well-suited for new, relocating or expanding businesses.

Garner boasts outstanding business and employment opportunities. Forbes magazine in 2011 ranked the Raleigh area – including Garner – as the No. 1 place in America for business and careers.

And with 47 percent of area residents 25 years of age and older holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, the region has one of the smartest labor forces you’ll find anywhere.

Here is a listing of Garner's top 10 employers (number of employees at Garner locations in parentheses; figures are as of July 31, 2016):

Food Lion (360)
Walmart (350)
Pergo (284)                                                                                                                                                                    Cabelas (277)
Golden State Foods (265)
F & D Huebner, LLC (McDonald's) (258)
Target (251)
Strategic Behavioral Health Center (206)
Kroger (200)
Lowes Foods (160)
Town of Garner (156)

With a high quality of life, a diverse, skilled workforce and access to the state’s best academic institutions, Garner is the best place to do business or pursue a career in the heart of North Carolina.