North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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AROUND THE STATE FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74 Person Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Pitt 2002 36.8 15.2 9.2% $24.5 2012* 40.5 18.1 9.7% $29.4 Polk Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 139.1 67.8 6.6% $26.0 2012* 178.1 81.0 9.3% $32.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 18.9 8.1 4.0% $32.4 2012* 21.2 8.7 7.6% $37.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.2% Health care: 12.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 22.7% Education: 14.8% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 30.9% Accommodations: 9.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke Energy LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Medical Center LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER St. Luke's Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Roxboro: population 8,226 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Greenville: population 86,142 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Tryon: population 1,650 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College HIGHER EDUCATION East Carolina University Pitt Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Person County Economic Development 336-330-2206 www.personcounty.net FOR MORE INFORMATION Pitt County Development Commission 252-758-1989 www.locateincarolina.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Polk County Office of Economic Development 828-894-2895 www.polkedc.com Randolph Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Richmond 2002 132.8 69.2 6.3% $24.0 2012* 145.1 66.5 9.6% $29.4 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Robeson 2002 46.4 17.0 12.8% $21.6 2012* 46.7 17.2 12.8% $27.6 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 124.8 44.7 11.9% $19.1 2012* 137.2 48.7 13.0% $24.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 34.9% Health care: 9.8% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.5% Health care: 15.2% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.8% Manufacturing: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Randolph Hospital LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Southeastern Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheboro: population 25,314 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rockingham: population 9,494 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lumberton: population 21,488 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 61.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Randolph Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Richmond Community College HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Pembroke Robeson Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Randolph County Economic Development Corp. 336-626-2233 www.rcedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Richmond County Office of Development 910-997-8190 www.richmondnc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Robeson County Office of Economic Development 910-739-7584 www.robesoncountyoed.org 70 NO RT H C AROL I NA E CO NOMI C DE V ELOP M E N T GU IDE

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