North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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AROUND THE STATE Beaufort Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Bertie 2001 45.2 17.8 9.9% $23.7 2011* 48.6 19.0 11.5% $31.5 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Bladen 2001 19.9 8.2 8.7% $22.2 2011* 21.4 7.7 12.7% $28.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 32.5 19.4 7.4% $22.7 2011* 35.4 13.7 13.1% $28.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.5% Health care: 13.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.6% Government: 11.9% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 41.9% Health care: 9.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PCS Phosphate LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smith���eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Washington: population 9,740 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Windsor: population 3,575 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,578 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Roanoke-Chowan Community College Martin Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Beaufort County Economic Development Commission 252-946-3970 www.beaufortedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Bertie County Economic Development Commission 252-794-5301 www.co.bertie.nc.us FOR MORE INFORMATION Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 www.bladeninfo.org Brunswick Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 76.4 34.6 5.3% $24.8 Buncombe 2011* 111.1 44.7 11.5% $32.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Burke 2001 209.1 104.9 3.5% $27.7 2011* 242.5 115.1 8.2% $33.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 89.3 42.5 6.7% $24.2 2011* 91.5 34.8 12.7% $29.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.1% Retail: 13.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 26.5% Health care: 25.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke Energy LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge HealthCare LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 13,973 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 85,339 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,878 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.3 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.5 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville Montreat College Warren Wilson College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Brunswick County Economic Development Commission 910-253-4429 www.brunswickedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6134 www.economicdevelopmentasheville.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Burke Development Inc. 828-439-4359 www.burkedevinc.com 62 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 77 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.3% Accommodations: 12.5%

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