HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Thousands of eager buyers and sellers converged as the fall High Point Market kicked off on Saturday.
While eyes are on the latest furniture designs, a recent study took a closer look at the market’s impact on the economy and jobs.
The study was paid for by the High Point Market Authority and completed by Duke University and focused on a 75-mile radius from downtown High Point.
It revealed the market has a $5.4 billion impact on the economy. More than 37,000 jobs are supported by the market.
And while many furniture jobs have gone overseas, the market authority said it is seeing some return home and an increased demand for American made products.