North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Beaufort Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 18.6% 2000 45.0 18.8 7.6% Per capita income (000s) $23.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PCS Phosphate LARGEST CITY/TOWN Washington: population 9,744 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College 2010* 47.8 18.1 11.4% $32.5 Bertie Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 20.5% 2000 19.8 8.2 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $20.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 11.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Windsor: population 3,630 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Roanoke-Chowan Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Beaufort County Economic Development Commission 252-946-3970 www.beaufortedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Bertie County Economic Development Commission 252-794-5301 www.co.bertie.nc.us 2010* 21.3 7.7 11.6% $30.8 Bladen Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 10.3% 2000 32.3 19.2 5.7% Per capita income (000s) $22.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 8.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,583 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College 2010* 35.2 13.6 12.2% $29.4 FOR MORE INFORMATION Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 www.bladeninfo.org Brunswick Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Retail: 15.6% 2000 73.1 33.5 4.6% Per capita income (000s) $23.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 12.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Progress Energy LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 13,527 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.25 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College 2010* 107.4 44.8 11.2% $31.2 Buncombe Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 19.8% 2000 206.3 104.5 2.6% Per capita income (000s) $27.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 83,393 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville Montreat College Warren Wilson College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Brunswick County Economic Development Commission 910-253-4429 www.brunswickedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6134 www.economicdevelopmentasheville.org 68 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR MORE INFORMATION Burke Development Inc. 828-439-4359 www.burkedevinc.com 2010* 238.3 111.3 8.4% $34.8 Burke Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 26.2% 2000 89.1 44.9 3.1% Per capita income (000s) $23.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 25.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge HealthCare LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,918 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College 2010* 90.9 33.6 13.4% $29.7 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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