North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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AROUND THE STATE FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74 Mitchell Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Montgomery 2002 15.8 6.4 12.0% $20.4 2012* 15.6 6.3 11.8% $27.3 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 27.1 11.3 8.9% $22.6 Moore 2012* 27.9 10.1 11.3% $28.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 77.2 29.3 6.8% $32.1 2012* 91.3 35.0 8.8% $38.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.9% Education: 15.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 33.4% Health care: 11.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 25.5% Accommodations: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Regional Hospital LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grede LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER FirstHealth of the Carolinas LARGEST CITY/TOWN Spruce Pine: population 2,165 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Troy: population 3,332 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Pinehurst: population 15,150 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Montgomery Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Sandhills Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 828-688-2139, ext. 1404 www.mitchelledc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Montgomery Economic Development Corp. 910-572-2575 www.montgomery-county.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Moore County Partners in Progress 910-246-0311 www.moorebusiness.org Nash Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) New Hanover 2002 88.6 40.4 8.7% $26.9 2012* 98.7 40.5 12.0% $33.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 168.0 82.5 6.3% $29.6 Northampton 2012* 209.5 98.1 9.2% $36.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 21.9 7.4 10.5% $21.8 2012* 22.2 7.9 11.0% $29.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.7% Health care: 14.1% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.0% Retail: 14.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 21.8% Government: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hospira LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER New Hanover Regional Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount: population 56,650 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilmington: population 109,689 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gaston: population 1,125 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.4 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION N.C. Wesleyan College Nash Community College HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Wilmington Cape Fear Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College Roanoke-Chowan Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Northampton County Economic Development Commission, 252-534-1092 www.northamptonnc.com 68 NO RT H C AROL I NA E CO NOMI C DE V ELOP M E N T GU IDE

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