North Carolina 2014 Economic Development Guide

2014

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AROUND THE STATE FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74 Wilkes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Wilson 2002 66.9 30.4 9.0% $24.0 2012* 70.1 27.0 10.8% $31.6 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Yadkin 2002 75.3 35.4 8.3% $25.7 2012* 83.1 36.0 12.5% $33.2 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 36.9 17.4 5.8% $23.9 2012* 38.8 17.5 8.9% $30.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.9% Retail: 12.5% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 23.2% Health care: 13.7% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.9% Education: 9.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER BB&T LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Unifi LARGEST CITY/TOWN North Wilkesboro: population 4,237 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilson: population 49,437 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yadkinville: population 2,947 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Barton College Wilson Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilkes Economic Development 336-838-1501 www.wilkesedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilson Economic Development Council 252-237-1115 www.wilsonedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Yadkin County Economic Development Council 336-679-2200 www.yadkinedc.com SOURCES AND NOTES Yancey Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2002 17.7 5.3 13.0% $19.7 2012* 17.9 7.1 11.1% $26.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.7% Education: 12.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burnsville: population 1,696 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 50.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yancey County Economic Development Commission 828-682-7722 www.yanceyedc.org 74 SOURCES Population, counties and largest city/town: N.C. Office of State Budget and Management. Hyde, Camden and Currituck counties have no incorporated towns. Employment, unemployment rate and employment share by industry sector: N.C. Division of Employment Security. Per capita income: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Property-tax rate: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Largest private-sector employer: Division of Employment Security as of the fourth quarter of 2012. NOTES Higher education: Community colleges are listed for every county in their designated service area. *Per capita income is for 2011, the most recent year available. NO RT H C AROL I NA E CO NOMI C DE V ELOP M E N T GU IDE

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