North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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72 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) 45.6 46.7 Employment (000s) 21.7 22.1 Unemployment rate 6.2% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 $33.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 17.7% Health care: 15.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN King: population 6,227 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 www.stokesedc.org Stokes 2003 2013* Population (000s) 71.5 73.4 Employment (000s) 30.6 29.7 Unemployment rate 8.7% 9.0% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 $32.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.9% Retail: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pike Electric LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,372 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 www.surryedp.com Surry 2003 2013* Population (000s) 13.3 14.6 Employment (000s) 7.4 6.0 Unemployment rate 7.6% 12.2% Per capita income (000s) $20.6 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 22.2% Accommodations: 9.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER The Cherokee Boys Club LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,473 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838 www.swaincountync.gov Swain 2003 2013* Population (000s) 29.9 33.2 Employment (000s) 9.5 11.5 Unemployment rate 10.5% 8.5% Per capita income (000s) $25.0 $32.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.1% Retail: 16.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,763 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 45 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College Blue Ridge Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Transylvania County Planning and Economic Development, 828-884-3205 http://econdev.transylvaniacounty.org Transylvania 2003 2013* Population (000s) 4.3 4.1 Employment (000s) 2.0 2.2 Unemployment rate 9.3% 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $19.4 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.8% Agriculture: 14.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Whitecap Linen LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 836 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce 252-796-1996 www.visittyrrellcounty.com Tyrrell 2003 2013* Population (000s) 144.1 211.6 Employment (000s) 70.3 95.3 Unemployment rate 4.9% 7.2% Per capita income (000s) $27.9 $38.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.7% Retail: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 35,795 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Monroe-Union County Economic Development 704-282-5780 www.developunion.com Union FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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