North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Duplin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 28.4% 2000 49.1 21.8 4.9% Per capita income (000s) $21.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Agriculture: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Butterball LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wallace: population 3,880 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 71 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION James Sprunt Community College 2010* 58.5 22.2 9.0% $29.2 Durham Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 20.3% 2000 223.3 120.4 2.2% Per capita income (000s) $31.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke University LARGEST CITY/TOWN Durham: population 228,330 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Duke University N.C. Central University Durham Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Duplin County Economic Development Commission 910-296-2180 www.duplinedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 919-328-8750 www.durhamchamber.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org 2010* 267.6 130.5 8.0% $38.7 Edgecombe Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 16.8% 2000 55.6 24.4 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $22.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER QVC LARGEST CITY/TOWN Tarboro: population 11,415 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 86 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Edgecombe Community College 2010* 56.6 20.2 15.6% $29.0 Forsyth Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 18.9% 2000 306.1 155.3 2.7% Per capita income (000s) $32.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 11.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Winston-Salem: population 229,617 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wake Forest University Salem College Winston-Salem State University UNC School of the Arts Forsyth Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Winston-Salem Business, 336-723-8955 www.wsbusinessnc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Franklin County Economic Development 919-554-1863 www.franklinedc.com 72 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR MORE INFORMATION Gaston County Economic Development Agency 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org 2010* 350.7 158.5 9.9% $36.1 Franklin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 17.0% 2000 47.3 23.1 2.7% Per capita income (000s) $25.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 12.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Novozymes North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Louisburg: population 3,359 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Louisburg College Vance-Granville Community College 2010* 60.6 24.6 10.3% $29.2 Gaston Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 17.2% 2000 190.3 98.6 6.3% Per capita income (000s) $26.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wix Filtration LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gastonia: population 71,741 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Belmont Abbey College Gaston College 2010* 206.1 85.0 12.2% $32.2 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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