North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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AROUND THE STATE COUNTY BY COUNTY Alamance Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74 Alexander 2002 135.9 66.7 7.2% $27.1 2012* 156.6 66.9 9.4% $31.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 34.2 16.2 7.9% $25.2 Alleghany 2012* 37.6 16.1 10.1% $30.5 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 10.8 4.7 9.1% $25.0 2012* 11.3 4.1 10.6% $31.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.5% Health care: 14.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 36.9% Government: 11.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 21.0% Manufacturing: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Laboratory Corporation of America LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craftmaster Furniture LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Parkdale Mills LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burlington: population 51,195 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Taylorsville: population 2,095 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sparta: population 1,751 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 54.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.5 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 47.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elon University Alamance Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba Valley Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce 336-228-1338 www.choosealamancenc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Alexander County Economic Development Corporation, 828-632-1161 www.alexanderedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Alleghany County 336-372-4179 www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov Anson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Ashe 2002 25.7 9.7 11.0% $22.2 2012* 27.1 9.6 11.9% $24.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Avery 2002 24.8 10.8 9.6% $23.6 2012* 28.0 10.9 11.5% $28.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 17.8 7.7 5.1% $23.2 2012* 17.6 7.0 11.2% $28.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.7% Government: 17.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.9% Manufacturing: 15.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 16.2% Health care: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hornwood LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER American Emergency Vehicles LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Appalachian Regional Healthcare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wadesboro: population 5,717 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jefferson: population 1,594 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Banner Elk: population 1,073 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.7 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION South Piedmont Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Lees-McRae College Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Anson County Economic Development Commission, 704-694-9513 www.ansonedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Ashe County Economic Development 336-846-5535 www.ashencedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Avery County Economic Development 828-737-5150 www.averycountync.gov 58 NO RT H C AROL I NA E CO NOMI C DE V ELOP M E N T GU IDE

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