North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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Stokes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Surry 2001 45.1 22.4 5.1% $23.9 2011* 47.8 21.9 9.7% $28.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Swain 2001 71.5 32.8 6.7% $24.5 2011* 74.2 29.7 11.3% $29.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 13.2 6.6 9.6% $19.2 2011* 14.2 5.9 14.8% $27.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.3% Education: 16.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.5% Manufacturing: 14.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.3% Accommodations: 11.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wayne Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Harrah���s Cherokee Casino LARGEST CITY/TOWN King: population 6,937 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,414 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,453 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 33 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 www.stokesedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 www.surryedp.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838 www.swaincountync.gov Transylvania Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 29.5 11.0 4.8% $26.8 Tyrrell 2011* 33.6 11.5 10.2% $30.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Union 2001 4.2 1.8 8.7% $20.7 2011* 4.4 2.2 10.9% $23.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 131.9 68.3 3.6% $28.8 2011* 207.7 89.7 9.3% $34.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.8% Retail: 16.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 25.0% Education: 15.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.7% Education: 12.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Transylvania Regional Hospital LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER New Colony Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,656 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 855 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 34,308 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 39.5 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College Blue Ridge Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Transylvania County Planning and Economic Development, 828-884-3205 http://econdev.transylvaniacounty.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Tyrrell County 252-796-1188 www.visittyrrellcounty.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Union County Partnership for Progress 704-238-0640 www.unioncpp.com North Carolina Economic Development Guide 75

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