North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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Lincoln Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Macon 2002 66.5 33.3 7.4% $24.6 2012* 81.7 35.5 10.1% $34.3 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Madison 2002 30.8 14.6 4.2% $24.2 2012* 34.2 14.3 10.7% $30.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 19.7 9.0 5.3% $21.6 2012* 21.1 9.2 9.2% $28.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.9% Retail: 13.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.7% Health care: 15.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 22.7% Health care: 18.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,487 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 3,913 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 2,061 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 59.8 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 27.9 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 www.lincolneda.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 www.maconedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Madison County Economic Development Department, 828-649-2854 www.madisoncountync.org Martin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) McDowell 2002 25.1 10.2 7.0% $23.2 2012* 24.5 10.2 11.3% $30.6 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Mecklenburg 2002 42.8 15.2 11.1% $21.2 2012* 45.2 18.6 11.1% $26.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 735.9 388.1 5.9% $39.7 2012* 958.6 453.2 9.4% $45.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.2% Health care: 16.1% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 32.7% Retail: 11.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 11.5% Retail: 9.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Domtar Paper LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter International LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,414 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 8,153 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 765,464 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, Johnson & Wales, Pfeiffer and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Martin County Economic Development Corp. 252-789-4904 www.martincountyedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION McDowell Economic Development Association Inc. 828-652-9391 www.mcdowelleda.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 www.charlottechamber.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 67

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