North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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73 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) 44.1 45.1 Employment (000s) 16.6 16.8 Unemployment rate 13.3% 11.7% Per capita income (000s) $22.8 $31.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.5% Health care: 15.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Variety Wholesalers LARGEST CITY/TOWN Henderson: population 15,202 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission 252-492-2094 www.vancecountyedc.com Vance 2003 2013* Population (000s) 699.3 964.9 Employment (000s) 375.7 457.9 Unemployment rate 4.7% 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $36.5 $44.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 11.3% Health care: 10.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WakeMed Health & Hospitals LARGEST CITY/TOWN Raleigh: population 424,189 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Meredith College, William Peace University St. Augustine's University, Shaw University N.C. State University Wake Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wake County Economic Development 919-664-7048 www.raleigh-wake.org Wake 2003 2013* Population (000s) 20.3 20.5 Employment (000s) 6.2 7.0 Unemployment rate 9.8% 11.0% Per capita income (000s) $18.6 $26.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 23.6% Education: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Warren Hills Nursing Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Norlina: population 1,098 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Warren County Economic Development Commission 252-257-3114 www.warrencountync.org Warren 2003 2013* Population (000s) 44.6 52.7 Employment (000s) 24.8 22.5 Unemployment rate 2.4% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 $31.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 17.7% Retail: 16.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Appalachian Regional Healthcare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Boone: population 18,277 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 31.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Appalachian State University Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute FOR MORE INFORMATION Watauga County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-264-3082 www.wataugaedc.org 2003 2013* Population (000s) 13.5 12.8 Employment (000s) 5.6 5.6 Unemployment rate 8.9% 11.1% Per capita income (000s) $24.1 $31.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 22.9% Health care: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Domtar Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Plymouth: population 3,777 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Washington County Economic Development 252-793-5823 www.washconc.org/edc Washington Watauga 2003 2013* Population (000s) 115.1 125.1 Employment (000s) 48.5 50.3 Unemployment rate 5.9% 8.4% Per capita income (000s) $24.8 $33.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.0% Manufacturing: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wayne Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Goldsboro: population 35,489 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mount Olive College Wayne Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. 919-731-7700 www.waynealliance.org Wayne

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