North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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68 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) 171.7 213.9 Employment (000s) 85.7 99.2 Unemployment rate 5.3% 8.3% Per capita income (000s) $30.1 $37.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.9% Retail: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER New Hanover Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilmington: population 111,773 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Wilmington Cape Fear Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2003 2013* Population (000s) 15.8 15.4 Employment (000s) 6.6 6.0 Unemployment rate 8.8% 11.5% Per capita income (000s) $20.8 $28.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.7% Education: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Regional Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Spruce Pine: population 2,209 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 828-688-2139, ext. 1404 www.mitchelledc.com Mitchell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 27.2 27.8 Employment (000s) 10.8 10.1 Unemployment rate 10.2% 9.4% Per capita income (000s) $22.7 $29.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 32.8% Health care: 13.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grede Ii LARGEST CITY/TOWN Troy: population 3,294 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Montgomery Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. 910-572-2575 www.montgomery-county.com Montgomery 2003 2013* Population (000s) 77.9 92.0 Employment (000s) 29.3 35.0 Unemployment rate 6.8% 8.1% Per capita income (000s) $33.2 $40.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 25.9% Accommodations: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER FirstHealth of the Carolinas LARGEST CITY/TOWN Pinehurst: population 15,525 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sandhills Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Moore County Partners in Progress 910-246-0311 www.moorebusiness.org Moore 2003 2013* Population (000s) 88.7 94.8 Employment (000s) 40.8 39.9 Unemployment rate 7.7% 11.2% Per capita income (000s) $27.6 $35.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.4% Retail: 13.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER UNC Health Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 39,312 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION N.C. Wesleyan College Nash Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org Nash New Hanover 2003 2013* Population (000s) 21.9 21.2 Employment (000s) 7.7 7.7 Unemployment rate 8.5% 9.9% Per capita income (000s) $23.4 $32.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 22.1% Government: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gaston: population 1,127 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College Roanoke-Chowan Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Northampton County Economic Development Commission, 252-534-1092 www.northamptonnc.com Northampton FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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