North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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COUNTY BY COUNTY Alamance Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Alexander 2001 133.8 68.6 5.5% $26.9 2011* 154.2 64.7 10.7% $30.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 34.0 17.1 6.4% $26.4 Alleghany 2011* 37.5 15.9 11.4% $29.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 10.7 5.2 9.2% $25.2 2011* 11.2 4.1 12.4% $30.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.4% Health care: 14.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 36.9% Government: 11.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.4% Manufacturing: 15.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Laboratory Corporation of America LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craftmaster Furniture LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Parkdale Mills LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burlington: population 50,587 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Taylorsville: population 2,123 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sparta: population 1,756 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.5 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 47 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elon University Alamance Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba Valley Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce 336-228-1338 www.choosealamancenc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Alexander County Economic Development 828-632-1161 www.alexanderedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Alleghany County 336-372-4179 www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov Anson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Ashe 2001 25.5 9.9 10.4% $23.7 2011* 27.0 9.5 12.2% $24.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Avery 2001 24.8 11.2 9.3% $23.9 2011* 27.6 10.8 12.2% $28.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 17.7 8.3 4.4% $23.7 2011* 17.7 7.0 11.6% $28.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.1% Manufacturing: 16.1% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 16.3% Health care: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hornwood LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER American Emergency Vehicle LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lees-McRae College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wadesboro: population 5,584 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jefferson: population 1,593 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Banner Elk: population 1,101 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.7 cents per $100 value FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 77 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.4% Government: 17.5% COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION South Piedmont Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Lees-McRae College Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Anson County Economic Development Commission, 704-994-3229 www.ansonedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Ashe County Economic Development 336-846-5501 www.ashencedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Avery County Economic Development 336-737-5150 www.averycountync.gov North Carolina Economic Development Guide 61

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