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Granville Rockingham Caswell Guilford Alamance Burlington Greensboro 421 64 Asheboro Randolph 74 Lee 73 ntgomery Moore Pinehurst 95 220 Richmond Scotland Robeson 95 Bladen Lumberton 74 Columbus Brunswick 17 74 New Hanover Wilmington LEGEND Capital Major cities MAJOR ROADS Interstate highways U.S. highways Blue Ridge Parkway TIERED TAX CREDITS North Carolina offers tax credits to companies that create jobs or invest in property. The amount varies according to where they locate, with the state's 100 counties ranked annually and assigned a tier. The 40 poorest are in Tier 1, and companies relocating to them get better credits — up to $12,500 per job, 7% of investments in business property and 30% of the expense for real property. 421 Pender Fayetteville Sampson Hoke Cumberland Duplin Onslow 40 Jacksonville Morehead City Craven 17 70 Carteret 70 Harnett Sanford 421 40 70 Orange Person Vance 85 Durham Chapel Hill Chatham 40 Durham Wake Cary 70 Johnston Franklin Nash 64 RALEIGH Wilson Wilson Wayne Goldsboro 70 Beaufort Kinston Lenoir Jones Craven New Bern Pamlico Ocracoke Hatteras Greene 17 Rocky Mount 64 Edgecombe Pitt Greenville Beaufort Hyde 64 Martin Washington Tyrrell Dare 95 Chowan Bertie 17 Warren Halifax Hertford Pasquotank Perquimans Elizabeth City Northampton Gates 17 Camden Currituck MAJOR RAILROADS North Carolina Railroad CSX Norfolk Southern Largest airports Foreign trade zones Major ferry routes 2011 DESIGNATIONS Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Sources: N.C. Department of Commerce, North Carolina Railroad, The North Carolina Atlas.

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