North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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AROUND THE STATE Lincoln Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Macon 2001 65.7 33.5 7.4% $24.5 2011* 80.1 34.4 11.8% $33.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Madison 2001 30.3 14.4 3.7% $24.0 2011* 34.1 14.2 11.3% $29.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 19.7 9.2 5.1% $21.8 2011* 20.9 9.1 9.8% $28.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.8% Retail: 14.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.4% Health care: 13.2% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 26.6% Health care: 17.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER RSI Home Products LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,517 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 3,888 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 1,969 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 59.8 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 27.9 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 www.lincolneda.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 www.maconedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Madison County Economic Development Board 828-649-2854 www.madisoncountync.org Martin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) McDowell 2001 25.3 10.2 8.1% $22.2 2011* 24.5 10.2 11.8% $29.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Mecklenburg 2001 42.8 18.4 8.2% $21.2 2011* 45.1 17.9 13.0% $25.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 718.1 390.6 4.0% $38.4 2011* 941.3 432.2 10.7% $43.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 32.8% Retail: 11.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 11.6% Retail: 9.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Domtar LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter Healthcare LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,428 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 8,158 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 751,999 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, Johnson & Wales, Pfeiffer and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Martin County Economic Development Corp. 252-789-4904 www.martincountyedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION McDowell Economic Development Association Inc. 828-652-9391 www.mcdowelleda.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 www.charlottechamber.com 70 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 77 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.6% Health care: 16.9%

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