North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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66 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) 133.1 165.0 Employment (000s) 65.6 75.5 Unemployment rate 6.5% 8.4% Per capita income (000s) $29.4 $36.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.7% Retail: 13.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mooresville: population 35,156 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 48.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mitchell Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Statesville Regional Development, 704-871-0062 www.statesvilleregion.com; Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. 704-664-6922, www.edcmooresville.org Iredell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 35.6 40.8 Employment (000s) 16.9 19.6 Unemployment rate 4.3% 8.1% Per capita income (000s) $23.0 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 22.3% Accomodations: 16.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CJ Harris Community Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sylva: population 2,674 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 28.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Carolina University Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Jackson County Economic Development 828-631-2240, www.jacksonnc.org; Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 828-586-2155, www.mountainlovers.com Jackson 2003 2013* Population (000s) 135.0 177.4 Employment (000s) 67.1 76.0 Unemployment rate 4.5% 7.3% Per capita income (000s) $27.5 $35.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.4% Retail: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grifols Therapeutics LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clayton (part): population 17,174 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Johnston Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Johnston County Economic Development Offi ce 919-989-5001 www.jcnced.com Johnston 2003 2013* Population (000s) 10.0 10.6 Employment (000s) 4.6 3.9 Unemployment rate 5.0% 8.9% Per capita income (000s) $23.8 $37.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 23.6% Education: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craven Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Maysville: population 1,061 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Jones County Economic Development Commission 252-448-1315 www.jonescountync.gov Jones 2003 2013* Population (000s) 51.4 59.4 Employment (000s) 25.2 23.6 Unemployment rate 7.3% 10.5% Per capita income (000s) $27.8 $33.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 30.5% Retail: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Static Control Components LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sanford: population 28,862 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lee County Economic Development 919-774-8439 www.lcedc.com Lee 2003 2013* Population (000s) 59.4 59.1 Employment (000s) 27.8 26.2 Unemployment rate 6.8% 9.2% Per capita income (000s) $25.3 $34.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.3% Health care: 20.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sanderson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Kinston: population 21,368 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lenoir County Economic Development 252-527-1963 www.lenoiredc.com Lenoir FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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