North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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60 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 AROUND THE STATE 2003 2013* Population (000s) 23.7 23.7 Employment (000s) 10.6 9.8 Unemployment rate 8.8% 8.5% Per capita income (000s) $22.5 $33.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.2% Education: 18.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER SSC Yanceyville LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yanceyville: population 2,012 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Caswell County Economic Development 336-694-4193, ext. 105 www.caswellcountync.gov 2003 2013* Population (000s) 143.2 186.5 Employment (000s) 71.2 85.5 Unemployment rate 8.0% 7.8% Per capita income (000s) $30.5 $38.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.7% Health care: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Concord: population 83,279 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barber-Scotia College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences FOR MORE INFORMATION Cabarrus Economic Development 704-782-4000 www.cabarrusedc.com Cabarrus 2003 2013* Population (000s) 78.8 82.5 Employment (000s) 35.7 33.9 Unemployment rate 9.8% 9.7% Per capita income (000s) $25.2 $28.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 23.9% Health care: 13.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Merchants Distributors LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lenoir: population 17,912 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County, 828-728-0768 www.caldwelledc.org Caldwell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 7.9 10.0 Employment (000s) 3.7 4.1 Unemployment rate 2.9% 7.6% Per capita income (000s) $27.3 $42.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 20.5% Administrative: 12.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Caci Technology LARGEST CITY/TOWN South Mills, unincorporated COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 59.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Camden County Economic Development Commission 252-338-6363, ext. 103 www.camdencountync.gov/departments /economic-development Camden 2003 2013* Population (000s) 60.8 69.3 Employment (000s) 28.1 30.3 Unemployment rate 5.1% 7.7% Per capita income (000s) $29.9 $41.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 18.9% Accommodations: 17.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carteret General Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morehead City: population 9,329 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 30.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Carteret Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carteret County Economic Development Council Inc. 252-222-6121 www.carteretedc.com Carteret Caswell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 145.2 155.5 Employment (000s) 70.4 65.4 Unemployment rate 8.8% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $27.8 $34.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 26.2% Retail: 12.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Catawba Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hickory (part): population 40,130 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir-Rhyne University Catawba Valley Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Catawba County Economic Development Corp. 828-267-1564 www.catawbaedc.org Catawba FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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