North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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Chatham Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Cherokee 2002 52.7 27.5 4.8% $35.1 2012* 66.7 31.6 7.4% $48.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Chowan 2002 25.0 9.4 10.4% $20.3 2012* 28.2 8.9 12.8% $25.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 14.5 6.3 5.6% $25.2 2012* 14.5 5.6 10.4% $32.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.1% Manufacturing: 15.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.7% Retail: 16.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.7% Retail: 11.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina Meadows LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Murphy Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Siler City: population 8,140 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Andrews: population 1,761 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Edenton: population 4,975 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.2 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Chatham County Economic Development Corp. 919-542-8274 www.chathamedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Cherokee County Economic Development 828-837-1433 www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov FOR MORE INFORMATION Edenton Chowan Partnership 252-482-2007 www.edentontoday.com Clay Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Cleveland 2002 9.2 3.5 5.0% $22.4 2012* 10.9 4.2 9.6% $27.6 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Columbus 2002 96.7 38.8 12.9% $23.7 2012* 99.2 45.1 10.4% $31.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 55.1 20.0 10.1% $22.5 2012* 58.6 20.7 12.6% $28.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 22.9% Government: 14.9% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.4% Health care: 16.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.4% Retail: 13.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Cleveland County HealthCare System LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER International Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hayesville: population 316 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Shelby: population 20,151 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Whiteville: population 5,361 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 80.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Gardner-Webb University Cleveland Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Southeastern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Clay County Economic Development Commission 828-389-1016 www.claycountyedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, 704-669-4701 www.ccedp.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Columbus County Economic Development Commission 910-640-6608 www.columbusedc.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 61

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