North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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61 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) 96.8 97.4 Employment (000s) 39.3 45.2 Unemployment rate 10.4% 9.4% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 $32.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.3% Health care: 15.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Cleveland County HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Shelby: population 20,179 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gardner-Webb University Cleveland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, 704-669-4701 www.ccedp.com 2003 2013* Population (000s) 53.8 67.6 Employment (000s) 28.6 32.1 Unemployment rate 4.5% 5.7% Per capita income (000s) $36.0 $50.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.4% Manufacturing: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina Meadows LARGEST CITY/TOWN Siler City: population 8,228 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Chatham County Economic Development Corp. 919-542-8274 www.chathamedc.org Chatham 2003 2013* Population (000s) 25.2 27.2 Employment (000s) 9.6 8.8 Unemployment rate 7.3% 11.2% Per capita income (000s) $20.2 $27.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.4% Retail: 16.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Murphy Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Andrews: population 1,770 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Cherokee County Economic Development 828-837-1433 www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov Cherokee 2003 2013* Population (000s) 14.4 14.8 Employment (000s) 6.8 5.5 Unemployment rate 4.6% 9.7% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $37.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.2% Education: 11.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Edenton: population 4,983 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Edenton Chowan Partnership 252-482-2007 www.edenton.net Chowan 2003 2013* Population (000s) 9.4 10.6 Employment (000s) 3.5 4.1 Unemployment rate 4.1% 8.2% Per capita income (000s) $22.7 $29.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 21.0% Health care: 15.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hayesville: population 317 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Clay County Economic Development Commission 828-389-1016 www.claycountyedc.com Clay Cleveland 2003 2013* Population (000s) 54.9 57.5 Employment (000s) 20.3 21.2 Unemployment rate 8.7% 11.2% Per capita income (000s) $23.0 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.5% Retail: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Century Employer Organization LARGEST CITY/TOWN Whiteville: population 5,402 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 80.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southeastern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Columbus County Economic Development Commission 910-640-6608 www.columbusedc.com Columbus

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