North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2014

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AROUND THE STATE FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74 Stokes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Surry 2002 45.3 21.8 6.1% $23.9 2012* 48.1 22.0 8.9% $30.1 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Swain 2002 71.6 31.0 8.8% $24.3 2012* 74.7 29.9 10.1% $30.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 13.3 6.7 8.9% $19.7 2012* 14.3 5.9 13.8% $28.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.5% Health care: 15.8% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.9% Manufacturing: 14.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.0% Accommodations: 10.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pike Electric LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians LARGEST CITY/TOWN King: population 6,857 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,383 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,458 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 www.stokesedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 www.surryedp.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838 http://swaincountync.gov/economic-development.html Tyrrell Union Transylvania Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 29.7 10.6 7.7% $26.5 2012* 34.0 11.5 9.6% $30.7 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 4.2 1.9 9.5% $19.5 2012* 4.4 2.2 9.7% $25.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 138.6 67.8 5.2% $27.5 2012* 212.8 93.5 8.2% $35.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.6% Retail: 16.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.8% Agriculture: 14.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.7% Retail: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Transylvania Regional Hospital LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Capt. Charlie's Seafood LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,716 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 848 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 34,761 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 43.7 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College Blue Ridge Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Transylvania County Planning and Economic Development, 828-884-3205 http://econdev.transylvaniacounty.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce 252-796-1996 www.visittyrrellcounty.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Monroe-Union County Economic Development 704-282-5780 www.developunion.com 72 NO RT H C AROL I NA E CO NOMI C DE V ELOP M E N T GU IDE

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