North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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64 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) 10.9 11.7 Employment (000s) 4.4 4.5 Unemployment rate 2.9% 6.8% Per capita income (000s) $22.4 $30.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 27.0% Retail: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYERS Ashton Lewis Lumber LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gatesville: population 313 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Gates County Chamber of Commerce 252-506-1592 www.gatescounty.govoffi ce2.com Gates 2003 2013* Population (000s) 8.2 8.8 Employment (000s) 4.0 3.3 Unemployment rate 7.9% 14.8% Per capita income (000s) $22.8 $27.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Construction: 12.6% Accommodations: 12.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Stanley Furniture LARGEST CITY/TOWN Robbinsville: population 606 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Graham County Planning and Economic Development 828-479-7984 www.grahamcounty.org Graham 2003 2013* Population (000s) 52.9 57.9 Employment (000s) 24.2 24.6 Unemployment rate 7.4% 8.7% Per capita income (000s) $22.6 $30.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 27.0% Manufacturing: 22.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Revlon LARGEST CITY/TOWN Oxford: population 8,489 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Granville County Economic Development Commission 919-693-5911 www.granvillecounty.com Granville 2003 2013* Population (000s) 433.0 507.6 Employment (000s) 219.6 232.1 Unemployment rate 6.1% 8.7% Per capita income (000s) $32.6 $39.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.1% Manufacturing: 11.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Cone Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Greensboro: population 278,654 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bennett, Greensboro and Guilford colleges; High Point and N.C. A&T State universities; UNC Greensboro; Guilford Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION* Greensboro Partnership 336-387-8312, www.greensboroeda.com; High Point Economic Development Corp. 336-883-3116, www.highpointnc.gov 2003 2013* Population (000s) 19.6 21.1 Employment (000s) 9.1 8.9 Unemployment rate 5.9% 8.8% Per capita income (000s) $23.0 $29.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 31.2% Education: 15.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Principle Long Term Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Snow Hill: population 1,592 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greene County Economic Development 252-747-5801 www.greenecountync.com Greene Guilford 2003 2013* Population (000s) 56.5 53.7 Employment (000s) 20.4 19.3 Unemployment rate 9.5% 12.3% Per capita income (000s) $21.8 $31.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.8% Retail: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Halifax Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Roanoke Rapids: population 15,543 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Halifax County Economic Development Commission 252-519-2630 www.halifaxdevelopment.com Halifax FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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