Forbes' rankings were released on Tuesday and include 500 companies that have more than 5,000 employees. On the list are 10 companies that are based in North Carolina. The highest ranked North Carolina company on the list is Duke University (No. 18), which is headquartered in Durham.
Davidson-based Ingersoll Rand was the second-highest ranked company in the Tar Heel state, coming in with a ranking of No. 41.