The High Point Market (originally Southern Furniture Market), held in High Point, North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, measuring over 10 million square feet (1 km²) encompassed in approximately 180 buildings throughout the area. The market holds two major shows each year, one in April and another in October, running for 6 days each time.
As of 2011, North Carolina's largest business convention drew 80,000 from 110 countries and contributes $1.1 billion to the state's economy.
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