North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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Duplin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Durham 2002 51.3 21.4 7.8% $22.2 2012* 60.6 23.0 9.7% $28.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Edgecombe 2002 232.9 119.2 5.7% $32.0 2012* 279.8 135.6 7.6% $38.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 55.9 23.1 12.6% $23.1 2012* 57.5 21.3 14.7% $27.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 31.0% Agriculture: 11.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.6% Manufacturing: 15.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.3% Retail: 14.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Butterball LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke University LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER QVC LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wallace: population 3,957 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Durham: population 236,566 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Tarboro: population 11,255 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.4 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 86.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION James Sprunt Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Duke University N.C. Central University Durham Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Edgecombe Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Duplin County Economic Development Commission 910-296-2180 www.duplinedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 919-328-8700 www.durhamchamber.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org Forsyth Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Franklin 2002 313.8 149.7 5.6% $31.9 2012* 360.7 164.1 9.0% $38.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Gaston 2002 50.5 23.3 6.4% $25.0 2012* 63.9 26.2 9.0% $29.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 190.8 96.4 8.2% $28.2 2012* 208.8 89.8 10.6% $33.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.1% Retail: 11.4% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.4% Health care: 12.2% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.8% Health care: 17.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Novozymes North America LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CaroMont Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Winston-Salem: population 233,232 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Louisburg: population 3,367 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gastonia: population 72,507 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 71.7 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.3 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wake Forest University Salem College Winston-Salem State University UNC School of the Arts Forsyth Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Louisburg College Vance-Granville Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Belmont Abbey College Gaston College FOR MORE INFORMATION Franklin County Economic Development 919-554-1863 www.franklincountync.us/services/edc FOR MORE INFORMATION Gaston County Economic Development Commission 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Winston-Salem Business Inc., 336-723-8955 www.wsbusinessinc.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 63

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