North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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Beaufort Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Bertie 2002 45.3 16.9 10.3% $23.4 2012* 49.2 19.0 10.9% $32.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Bladen 2002 19.9 7.7 8.6% $21.7 2012* 21.6 7.5 12.1% $29.3 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 32.9 18.8 8.0% $21.7 2012* 35.6 13.4 12.4% $29.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.7% Retail: 13.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.4% Government: 13.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 43.6% Health care: 10.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PCS Phosphate LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smith´Čüeld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Washington: population 9,705 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Windsor: population 3,478 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,575 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 84.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Roanoke-Chowan Community College Martin Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Beaufort County Economic Development Commission 252-946-3970 www.beaufortedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Bertie County Economic Development Commission 252-794-5301 www.co.bertie.nc.us FOR MORE INFORMATION Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 www.bladeninfo.org Brunswick Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 78.7 34.0 6.8% $24.1 Buncombe 2012* 114.1 45.7 10.6% $33.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Burke 2002 211.4 103.2 4.3% $27.8 2012* 245.8 117.7 7.5% $34.5 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 89.2 40.4 8.1% $24.6 2012* 91.9 35.3 10.8% $30.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.0% Health care: 13.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.3% Retail: 13.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 26.8% Health care: 25.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grace Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 14,732 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 86,205 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,743 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.3 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 56.9 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville Montreat College Warren Wilson College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Brunswick County Economic Development Commission 910-253-4429 www.brunswickedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6114 www.economicdevelopmentasheville.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Burke Development Inc. 828-764-9370 www.burkedevinc.com N ORT H C A R OL I N A E CON OMI C D E V E LO P M E N T GU I D E 59

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