North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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67 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) 67.5 79.8 Employment (000s) 33.6 36.1 Unemployment rate 7.4% 8.8% Per capita income (000s) $24.6 $36.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.1% Retail: 12.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,550 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 59.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 www.lincolneda.org Lincoln 2003 2013* Population (000s) 31.1 34.1 Employment (000s) 15.2 14.2 Unemployment rate 3.7% 9.5% Per capita income (000s) $21.2 $27.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.9% Health care: 15.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 3,933 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 27.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 www.maconedc.com Macon 2003 2013* Population (000s) 19.8 21.4 Employment (000s) 9.2 9.4 Unemployment rate 4.2% 7.2% Per capita income (000s) $24.6 $32.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 22.3% Health care: 15.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 2,139 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Madison County Economic Development Department, 828-649-2854 www.madisoncountync.org Madison 2003 2013* Population (000s) 24.9 23.8 Employment (000s) 10.1 10.0 Unemployment rate 8.4% 10.1% Per capita income (000s) $22.6 $30.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.5% Retail: 15.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ann's House of Nuts LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,348 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Martin County Economic Development Corp. 252-789-4904 www.martincountyedc.com Martin 2003 2013* Population (000s) 43.0 45.2 Employment (000s) 18.7 18.4 Unemployment rate 8% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $23.9 $32.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 34.3% Retail: 11.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter International LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 8,200 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION McDowell Economic Development Association Inc. 828-652-9391 www.mcdowellnceda.govoffi ce3.com McDowell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 754.4 992.0 Employment (000s) 393.7 462.2 Unemployment rate 5.8% 8.5% Per capita income (000s) $39.5 $47.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 11.4% Retail: 10.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 789,248 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, Johnson & Wales, Pfeiffer and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 www.charlottechamber.com Mecklenburg

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