North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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COUNTY BY COUNTY Alamance Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 15.4% 2000 130.8 69.0 2.8% Per capita income (000s) $26.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Laboratory Corporation of America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burlington: population 49,963 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elon University Alamance Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce 336-228-1338 www.choosealamancenc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Alexander County Economic Development 828-632-1161 www.alexanderedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Alleghany County 336-372-4179 www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov 2010* 151.1 62.0 11.4% $30.7 Alexander Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate 2000 33.6 17.9 2.3% Per capita income (000s) $25.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 38.5% Government: 11.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams LARGEST CITY/TOWN Taylorsville: population 2,089 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba Valley Community College 2010* 37.2 15.4 13.0% $29.0 Alleghany Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 18.0% 2000 10.7 5.6 7.1% Per capita income (000s) $25.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Parkdale Mills LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sparta: population 1,770 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 45 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College 2010* 11.2 4.1 11.5% $29.3 Anson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Ashe 2000 25.3 10.0 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $22.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.1% Government: 17.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hornwood LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wadesboro: population 5,813 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION South Piedmont Community College 2010* 26.9 8.5 14.3% $26.9 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 16.9% 2000 24.4 11.3 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $23.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Gates LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jefferson: population 1,611 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 40 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College 2010* 27.3 10.9 12.3% $29.0 Avery Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Government: 16.0% 2000 17.2 8.2 3.3% Per capita income (000s) $23.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER American Emergency Vehicles LARGEST CITY/TOWN Banner Elk: population 1,028 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 37 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lees-McRae College Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Anson County Economic Development Commission, 704-994-3229 www.ansonedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Ashe County Economic Development 336-846-5502 www.ashencedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Avery County Economic Development 828-737-5150 www.averycountync.gov North Carolina Economic Development Guide 67 2010* 17.8 7.0 10.8% $28.8 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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