North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Chatham Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 22.0% 2000 49.3 27.0 1.9% Per capita income (000s) $35.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina Meadows LARGEST CITY/TOWN Siler City: population 7,877 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College 2010* 63.5 31.1 7.4% $42.9 Cherokee Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 19.1% 2000 24.3 11.3 7.2% Per capita income (000s) $19.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Murphy Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Andrews: population 1,741 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 38.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College 2010* 27.4 8.6 14.2% $26.2 Chowan Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 22.9% 2000 14.2 6.7 3.9% Per capita income (000s) $24.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 11.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Chowan Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Edenton: population 5,004 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle 2010* 14.8 5.6 11% $31.7 FOR MORE INFORMATION Chatham County Economic Development 919-542-8274 www.chathamedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Cherokee County Economic Development Commission, 828-837-5527 www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov FOR MORE INFORMATION Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce 252-482-3400 www.visitedenton.com Clay Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Retail: 22.8% 2000 8.8 4.1 4.1% Per capita income (000s) $21.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hayesville: population 311 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College 2010* 10.6 4.0 11.1% $28.1 Cleveland Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 16.9% 2000 96.3 43.2 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $23.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PPG Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Shelby: population 20,323 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gardner-Webb University Cleveland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Clay County Economic Development 828-389-0089 www.clayconc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, 704-487-8521 www.ccedp.com 70 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2010* 98.1 41.1 13.6% $29.7 Columbus Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 20.3% 2000 54.7 21.3 10.4% Per capita income (000s) $22.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER International Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Whiteville: population 5,394 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southeastern Community College 2010* 58.1 21.2 12.7% $29.8 FOR MORE INFORMATION Columbus County Economic Development Commission 910-640-6608 www.columbusedc.com FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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