North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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74 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) 67.2 69.8 Employment (000s) 30.7 26.5 Unemployment rate 7.7% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $24.1 $33.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.4% Retail: 12.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN North Wilkesboro: population 4,497 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilkes Economic Development Corp. 336-838-1501 www.wilkesedc.com Wilkes 2003 2013* Population (000s) 75.6 81.4 Employment (000s) 35.3 36.1 Unemployment rate 9.2% 11.7% Per capita income (000s) $26.2 $35.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 23.7% Health care: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER BB&T LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilson: population 49,094 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barton College Wilson Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilson Economic Development Council 252-237-1115 www.wilsonedc.com Wilson 2003 2013* Population (000s) 36.8 38.1 Employment (000s) 17.6 17.5 Unemployment rate 6.2% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 $32.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.1% Administrative: 10.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Workforce Carolina LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yadkinville: population 2,937 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yadkin County Economic Development Council 336-679-2200 www.yadkinedc.com Yadkin 2003 2013* Population (000s) 17.5 17.9 Employment (000s) 5.6 7.0 Unemployment rate 8.8% 10.2% Per capita income (000s) $20.5 $27.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.2% Health care: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burnsville: population 1,717 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 50.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yancey County Economic Development Commission 828-682-7722 www.yanceyedc.org Yancey SOURCES Population, counties and largest city/town: N.C. Offi ce of State Budget and Management. Hyde, Camden and Currituck counties have no incorporated towns. Employment, unemployment rate and employment share by industry sector: N.C. Division of Employment Security. Per capita income: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Property-tax rate: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Largest private-sector employer: Division of Employment Security as of the fourth quarter of 2013. NOTES Higher education: Community colleges are listed for every county in their designated service area. *Per capita income is for 2012, the most recent year available. SOURCES AND NOTES FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 74

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