North Carolina currently holds the title of the largest furniture market in the world, but on Monday, Las Vegas opened the World Market Center, a furniture market in a new 10-story building.
That market will eventually include more than 12 million square feet of showroom space. High Point has 11 million.
North Carolina's furniture industry represents nearly 3 percent of all wages in the state. The industry's economic impact is $8 billion a year.
Las Vegas officials have denied that they are trying to take the market away from the Tar Heel state.