North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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59 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 2003 2013* Population (000s) 214.0 248.9 Employment (000s) 106.4 119.8 Unemployment rate 3.9% 6.4% Per capita income (000s) $27.7 $36.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.4% Retail: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 88,003 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville Montreat College Warren Wilson College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6101 www.economicdevelopmentasheville.org 2003 2013* Population (000s) 45.3 47.8 Employment (000s) 17.1 18.6 Unemployment rate 9.7% 10.0% Per capita income (000s) $24.9 $34.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.9% Retail: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PCS Phosphate LARGEST CITY/TOWN Washington: population 9,688 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Beaufort County Economic Development Commission 252-946-3970 www.beaufortedc.com Beaufort 2003 2013* Population (000s) 20.0 20.6 Employment (000s) 8.0 7.2 Unemployment rate 7.7% 11.3% Per capita income (000s) $21.5 $30.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.1% Government: 13.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue LARGEST CITY/TOWN Windsor: population 3,533 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 84.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Roanoke-Chowan Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Bertie County Economic Development Commission 252-794-5301 www.co.bertie.nc.us Bertie 2003 2013* Population (000s) 33.3 35.2 Employment (000s) 18.7 13.3 Unemployment rate 6.9% 11.6% Per capita income (000s) $22.7 $31.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 10.6% Education: 8.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,620 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 www.bladeninfo.org Bladen 2003 2013* Population (000s) 80.9 115.7 Employment (000s) 35.5 46.2 Unemployment rate 6.1% 9.3% Per capita income (000s) $25.4 $34.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.7% Health care: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Progress Energy Service LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 15,449 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Brunswick County Economic Development Commission 910-253-4429 www.brunswickedc.com Brunswick Buncombe 2003 2013* Population (000s) 88.7 89.6 Employment (000s) 39.6 35.2 Unemployment rate 8.1% 9.5% Per capita income (000s) $25.0 $31.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 27.0% Health care: 24.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Healthcare Hospitals LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,754 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Burke Development Inc. 828-764-9370 www.burkedevinc.com Burke

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