North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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AROUND THE STATE Rockingham Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 92.1 43.2 7.4% $23.5 Rutherford Rowan 2011* 94.3 38.9 12.2% $29.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 131.6 64.9 6.8% $24.8 2011* 139.5 62.5 11.6% $29.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 63.8 26.7 8.6% $22.3 2011* 68.7 23.2 14.8% $25.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.5% Retail: 13.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.3% Health care: 16.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.5% Manufacturing: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Morehead Memorial Hospital LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Daimler Trucks LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rutherford Regional Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Eden: population 15,468 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Salisbury: population 33,704 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Forest City: population 7,502 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.6 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.3 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Rockingham Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba College Livingstone College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, 336-342-8138 www.ncnorthstar.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Rowan Works Economic Development 704-637-5526 www.rowanworks.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Rutherford County Economic Development Commission, 828-248-1716 www.rutherfordncedc.com Sampson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Scotland 2001 60.7 23.9 7.1% $21.6 2011* 63.7 29.9 9.0% $29.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Stanly 2001 35.6 16.6 10.0% $21.9 2011* 36.0 11.4 17.5% $28.5 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 58.7 24.8 8.6% $24.4 2011* 61.1 27.2 11.5% $29.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.1% Manufacturing: 16.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.1% Manufacturing: 16.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smith���eld Foods LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Scotland Health Care System LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Michelin North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clinton: population 8,627 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Laurinburg: population 15,762 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Albemarle: population 16,032 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.5 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX $1.03 per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sampson Community College HIGHER EDUCATION St. Andrews Presbyterian College Richmond Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Pfeiffer University Stanly Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Sampson County Economic Development Commission, 910-592-8921 www.sampsonedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Scotland County Economic Development 910-266-4326 www.scotlandcounty.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Stanly County Economic Development 704-986-3682 www.stanlyedc.org 74 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 77 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.5% Agriculture: 14.5%

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