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High Point International Home Furnishings Market

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High Point has been nickednamed "North Carolina's International City". One thing I can say about High Point. It sure knows how to run an international furniture market. The city doubles in population during the market and attracts the country's best known people in Home Furnishings such as Martha Stewart and even Paula Dean. For decades many cities have tried to steal High Point's glory away. Dallas, Atlanta and a number of much larger cities have tried and failed. However recently High Point has faced a serious threat and that's Las Vegas with its new state-of-the-art World Market Center. At first the market organizers there said they were not trying to compete with High Point and was only trying to be the premier market for the western United States, but now they are being very blunt about trying to be the number one market in the world. Currently that position is held by High Point. While Las Vegas seems to be High Point's most serious threat in all of its history, there is new evidence that the Las Vegas Market isnt fairing well. Las Vegas is now going to start holding its market during the Same dates High Point holds its market forcing a showdown. Exhibitors have said they cant afford to do both markets now so guess what? Most are breaking for the High Point market. The fact the Las Vegas is giving space away shows that its market is not in a strong position to overtake High Point.

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The World Market Center in Las Vegas

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High Point's Furniture Market

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forbidden city in downtown High Point

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have you seen the building in High Point that's shaped like a dresser and has a huge sock hanging out of it. Pretty cool.

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have you seen the building in High Point that's shaped like a dresser and has a huge sock hanging out of it. Pretty cool.

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the sock is a nice touch. a subtle nod to our textile industry?

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the sock is a nice touch. a subtle nod to our textile industry?

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Just for the record...the highboy is not part of the wholesale market...its at FurnitureLand South...a discount retailer.

The [World's Largest] Bureau was built in the 1920s as a marketing gimmick by the Chamber of Commerce...it was renovated in the mid 1990s with the sock added in a nod to High Point hosiery industry.

The market in Vegas is having its share of challenges...it's washed in debt, tenants are bailing and/or negotiating lower leases, and it has been rescheduled in a way that is at odds with the High Point premarket. High Point is safe again...for a little while.

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High Point has been nickednamed "North Carolina's International City". One thing I can say about High Point. It sure knows how to run an international furniture market. The city doubles in population during the market and attracts the country's best known people in Home Furnishings such as Martha Stewart and even Paula Dean. For decades many cities have tried to steal High Point's glory away. Dallas, Atlanta and a number of much larger cities have tried and failed. However recently High Point has faced a serious threat and that's Las Vegas with its new state-of-the-art World Market Center. At first the market organizers there said they were not trying to compete with High Point and was only trying to be the premier market for the western United States, but now they are being very blunt about trying to be the number one market in the world. Currently that position is held by High Point. While Las Vegas seems to be High Point's most serious threat in all of its history, there is new evidence that the Las Vegas Market isnt fairing well. Las Vegas is now going to start holding its market during the Same dates High Point holds its market forcing a showdown. Exhibitors have said they cant afford to do both markets now so guess what? Most are breaking for the High Point market. The fact the Las Vegas is giving space away shows that its market is not in a strong position to overtake High Point.

forbidden city in downtown High Point

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I think its off of Centennial. Im not sure.

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