The North Carolina city of Greensboro has a population that is approximately 230,000 people, making it the 3rd biggest city in the state. Greensboro is situated within the central part of the state of North Carolina approximately 40 minutes east of Winston-Salem.
There are two Fortune 1000 company head offices and several major universities and colleges making their home in Greensboro City. The High Point-Greensboro metropolitan statistical area has an estimated population of almost 670,000 people.
Greensboro City is considered to be a fun city and was awarded the "All-America City Award" from the National Civic League. The accolades are due to the abundance of sports teams, dance performances, restaurants and toy stores. Greensboro City spends a fairly large part of it's budget on recreation.
Greensboro City has a moderate climate with four seasons. In the month of July the average daily temperature reaches eighty eight degrees Fahrenheit. During the month of January the average daily temperature is 47 degrees Fahrenheit. The city of Greensboro receives snow only infrequently in the winter. Around 43 inches of precipitation take place each year.
In the early 1800s, the city of Greensboro was named Greensborough. Greensboro City was named after General Nathanael Greene, who was a commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House, in the Revolutionary War. Greensboro City was the birthplace of first Lady Dolley Madison and WWII radio broadcaster Edward R. Murrow.
Greensboro has an abundance of restaurants with a broad range of culinary offerings. The Greensboro News & Record and Yes Weekly (a free alternative newspaper) list night clubs, restaurants, events, happenings and performances.
The city of Greensboro is the region's retail, financial and business center. Manufacturing is significant to the local economy. The tobacco, furniture and textile businesses are especially significant to the Greensboro economy. Proctor & Gamble has a factory in Greensboro. Other major industries are wholesale trade, finance and insurance. Electronics companies situated within Greensboro comprise RF Micro Devices, AMP Inc. and Analog Devices.
Greensboro is the head office of some corporations, like for example Biscuitville, New Bridge Bank, International textile Group, VF Corporation, Mack Trucks, Lorrilard Tobacco Company and Honda Aircraft Company. Foreign businesses comprise Fuji Foods of Japan, Switzerland's Novartis, Sweden's Volvo Truck Corp and Japan's Konica Manufacturing USA Inc.