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State Reps. Alma Adams and John Faircloth, Gov. Pat McCrory and Sec. Susan Kluttz pose with the newly-dedicated highway marker to the High Point Market.

High Point has long been known as the “Furniture Capital of the World,” and with an annual economic impact of $8.25 billion and more than 69,000 jobs in the Triad region, it’s easy to see why. Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz and Governor Pat McCrory dedicated a historical highway marker that celebrates that legacy earlier this week.

The marker honors the High Point Market, which was founded in the city of the name in 1909. As the industry grew in the region, so did the market. Today it is largest furniture market in the world, drawing nearly 75,000 visitors twice each year.

Check out photos of the dedication on our Flickr site, and explore the hundreds of highway markers across the state online using this awesome online interactive map.

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