North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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62 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) 93.7 104.4 Employment (000s) 36.2 38.8 Unemployment rate 5.5% 9.3% Per capita income (000s) $29.0 $39.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care 17.9% Government: 17.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CarolinaEast Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN New Bern: population 29,889 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Craven Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Craven County Economic Development 252-633-5300 www.cravenbusiness.com Craven 2003 2013* Population (000s) 304.6 332.6 Employment (000s) 122.5 127.4 Unemployment rate 5.6% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $30.5 $45.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.7% Retail: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Cape Fear Valley Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Fayetteville: population 210,468 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Methodist University Fayetteville State University Fayetteville Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Fayetteville Regional Chamber 910-483-8133 www.fayettevillencchamber.org Cumberland 2003 2013* Population (000s) 20.4 24.1 Employment (000s) 10.3 12.3 Unemployment rate 2.8% 6.3% Per capita income (000s) $29.8 $42.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 19.0% Retail: 17.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Academi Training Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Moyock, unincorporated COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 48.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Currituck County Economic Development Department 252-232-6015 www.thinkcurrituck.com Currituck 2003 2013* Population (000s) 151.8 163.8 Employment (000s) 76.7 70.8 Unemployment rate 7.7% 8.9% Per capita income (000s) $27.0 $35.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.9% Retail: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Atrium Windows and Doors LARGEST CITY/TOWN Thomasville: population 26,605 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 54.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Davidson County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce 336-248-5929 www.lexingtonchamber.net 2003 2013* Population (000s) 33.1 35.2 Employment (000s) 21.1 20.9 Unemployment rate 5.1% 10.4% Per capita income (000s) $32.4 $41.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 24.1% Retail: 19.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Kill Devil Hills: population 6,985 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 43.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 252-441-8144 www.outerbankschamber.com Dare Davidson 2003 2013* Population (000s) 36.8 41.5 Employment (000s) 18.1 19.0 Unemployment rate 5.9% 7.9% Per capita income (000s) $30.5 $38.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.8% Manufacturing: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER VF Jeanswear LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mocksville: population 5,113 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Davidson County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Davie County Economic Development Commission 336-751-2714 www.daviecountyedc.com Davie FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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