North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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63 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) 51.7 62.7 Employment (000s) 23.9 26.5 Unemployment rate 5.9% 7.8% Per capita income (000s) $25.0 $31.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.8% Health care: 12.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Novozymes North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Louisburg: population 3,426 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Louisburg College Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Franklin County Economic Development Commission 919-554-1863 www.franklincountync.us/services/edc 2003 2013* Population (000s) 316.3 360.6 Employment (000s) 151.7 164.4 Unemployment rate 5.3% 8.0% Per capita income (000s) $33.0 $39.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.7% Retail: 11.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Winston-Salem: population 235,527 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 71.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wake Forest University Salem College Winston-Salem State University UNC School of the Arts Forsyth Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Winston-Salem Business Inc., 336-723-8955 www.wsbusinessinc.com Forsyth Franklin 2003 2013* Population (000s) 190.1 209.6 Employment (000s) 95.7 91.6 Unemployment rate 7.5% 9.2% Per capita income (000s) $28.7 $34.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.0% Health care: 17.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CaroMont Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gastonia: population 72,947 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Belmont Abbey College Gaston College FOR MORE INFORMATION Gaston County Economic Development Commission 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org Gaston 2003 2013* Population (000s) 51.8 60.1 Employment (000s) 21.8 23.2 Unemployment rate 7.3% 8.8% Per capita income (000s) $22.3 $30.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 29.6% Agriculture: 12.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Butterball LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wallace (part): population 3,972 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION James Sprunt Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Duplin County Economic Development Commission 910-296-2180 www.duplinedc.com Duplin 2003 2013* Population (000s) 235.0 286.1 Employment (000s) 122.6 137.4 Unemployment rate 5.2% 6.7% Per capita income (000s) $32.9 $41.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 21.6% Manufacturing: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke University LARGEST CITY/TOWN Durham (part): population 241,143 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Duke University N.C. Central University Durham Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 919-328-8700 www.durhamchamber.org Durham 2003 2013* Population (000s) 55.6 55.7 Employment (000s) 23.2 21.0 Unemployment rate 11.1% 13.7% Per capita income (000s) $22.9 $28.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.6% Retail: 14.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER QVC LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 17,022 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 89.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Edgecombe Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org Edgecombe

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