North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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AROUND THE STATE Chatham Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Cherokee 2001 51.0 27.9 3.1% $36.3 2011* 65.3 30.4 8.0% $45.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Chowan 2001 24.6 9.9 8.9% $19.9 2011* 27.9 8.9 13.8% $25.5 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 14.3 6.6 5.1% $26.0 2011* 14.6 5.5 11.6% $33.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.4% Health care: 15.8% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.2% Retail: 16.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.4% Retail: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina Meadows Retirement Community LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Murphy Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Siler City: population 7,939 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Andrews: population 1,763 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Edenton: population 5,007 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.2 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Chatham County Economic Development 919-542-8274 www.chathamedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Cherokee County Economic Development Commission, 828-837-1433 www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov FOR MORE INFORMATION Edenton Chowan Partnership 252-482-8431 www.chowancounty-nc.gov Clay Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Cleveland 2001 9.0 3.7 4.5% $22.1 2011* 10.8 4.1 10.7% $27.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Columbus 2001 96.6 41.0 11.7% $23.7 2011* 98.8 43.9 11.8% $30.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 54.9 21.3 9.4% $23.0 2011* 58.2 20.8 13.9% $28.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.6% Health care: 16.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.4% Retail: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PPG Industries LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER International Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hayesville: population 311 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Shelby: population 20,346 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Whiteville: population 5,347 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Gardner-Webb University Cleveland Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Southeastern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Clay County Economic Development Commission 828-389-0274 www.claycountyedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, 704-669-4701 www.ccedp.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Columbus County Economic Development Commission 910-640-6608 www.columbusedc.com 64 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 77 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 23.7% Government: 13.9%

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