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57 N O RT H C A R O L I N A E CO N O M I C D E V E LO P M E N T G U I D E 17 421 64 64 64 64 70 70 70 70 70 74 74 421 421 17 17 17 17 220 74 73 95 40 40 40 85 85 95 95 New Hanover Brunswick Columbus Pender Bladen Robeson Onslow Scotland Carteret Craven Richmond Duplin Hoke Jones Cumberland Sampson Pamlico Craven Lenoir Montgomery Moore Beaufort Harnett Wayne Lee Greene Hyde Beaufort Johnston Pitt Wilson Chatham Randolph Dare Washington Tyrrell Martin Wake Edgecombe Nash Durham Orange Bertie Alamance Guilford Franklin Chowan Perquimans Pasquotank Halifax Caswell Rockingham Granville Vance Person Hertford Northampton Warren Camden Currituck Gates Ocracoke Hatteras Pinehurst Morehead City New Bern Kinston Chapel Hill Wilmington Fayetteville Jacksonville Cary Greenville Rocky Mount Greensboro Durham RALEIGH Lumberton Sanford Elizabeth City Goldsboro Burlington Asheboro Wilson Sources: N.C. Department of Commerce, North Carolina Railroad, The North Carolina Atlas 2014 DESIGNATIONS Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 TIERED TAX CREDITS North Carolina annually assesses the economic health of its 100 counties and assigns each to one of three tiers. Companies that invest in any of the 40 Tier 1 counties, which are the poorest, are eligible for tax credits up to $12,500 per job once at least fi ve are created, 7% of investments in business property and 30% of real-property investment. Lesser incentives are available in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties. LEGEND Capital Major cities MAJOR ROADS Interstate highways U.S. highways Blue Ridge Parkway MAJOR RAILROADS North Carolina Railroad CSX Norfolk Southern Largest airports Foreign trade zones Major ferry routes

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