North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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71 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) 92.7 92.3 Employment (000s) 41.1 39.1 Unemployment rate 9.6% 9.8% Per capita income (000s) $24.0 $32.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.6% Retail: 14.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Unifi Manufacturing LARGEST CITY/TOWN Eden: population 15,406 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Rockingham Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, 336-342-8138 www.ncnorthstar.com Rockingham 2003 2013* Population (000s) 131.9 138.7 Employment (000s) 64.0 64.7 Unemployment rate 9.0% 8.6% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $31.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.1% Manufacturing: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Food Lion LARGEST CITY/TOWN Salisbury: population 33,726 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba College Livingstone College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, 704-637-5526 www.rowanworks.com Rowan 2003 2013* Population (000s) 64.2 67.8 Employment (000s) 26.6 23.4 Unemployment rate 10.2% 11.7% Per capita income (000s) $22.6 $28.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.8% Manufacturing: 15.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rutherford Regional Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Forest City: population 7,427 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rutherford County Economic Development Commission, 828-287-6200 www.rutherfordncedc.com Rutherford 2003 2013* Population (000s) 61.2 64.3 Employment (000s) 24.0 29.9 Unemployment rate 6.6% 7.6% Per capita income (000s) $22.1 $32.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.4% Agriculture: 12.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clinton: population 8,697 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sampson Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Sampson County Economic Development Commission, 910-592-8921 www.sampsonedc.com Sampson 2003 2013* Population (000s) 35.1 36.2 Employment (000s) 16.3 10.9 Unemployment rate 12.3% 15.4% Per capita income (000s) $22.6 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.6% Manufacturing: 16.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Scotland Health Care System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Laurinburg: population 15,910 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX $1.03 per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION St. Andrews University Richmond Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Scotland County Economic Development Corp. 910-266-4326 www.scotlandcountyedc.org Scotland 2003 2013* Population (000s) 58.7 60.6 Employment (000s) 24.3 27.9 Unemployment rate 8.7% 8.2% Per capita income (000s) $24.3 $32.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.3% Health care: 15.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Stanly Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Albemarle: population 15,904 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pfeiffer University Stanly Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stanly County Economic Development Commission, 704-986-3682 www.stanlyedc.org Stanly

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