The Super Bowl of the home furnishings industry gets under way this weekend in High Point. For the next week – High Point can expect some 80-thousand visitors. The High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. Buyers, leading retailers, journalists and analysts come from 110 countries to check out the latest styles.
Brian Casey is president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. He says they can tell the economy is getting better:
"April (2010) market was actually I think in my opinion one of the strongest I’ve seen in the five years I’ve been in High Point. So I’m hoping that that trend can continue with this April market."
There are at least three new showrooms opening for the spring market – Thomasville, Drexel Heritage and Klaussner. Everybody from Jane Seymour to Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to be on hand.