North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Lincoln Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 22.5% 2000 63.8 33.7 4.0% Per capita income (000s) $23.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER RSI Home Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,486 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 59.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College 2010* 78.3 33.2 12.7% $33.4 Macon Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Retail: 16.1% 2000 29.8 14.2 3.4% Per capita income (000s) $24.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 3,845 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 27.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College 2010* 33.9 13.7 11.0% $30.7 Madison Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Education: 25.0% 2000 19.6 9.1 3.3% Per capita income (000s) $21.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 1,869 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 56 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 www.lincolneda.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 www.maconedc.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Madison County Economic Development Board 828-649-2854 www.madisoncountync.org 2010* 20.8 8.9 9.5% $27.8 Martin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 20.0% 2000 25.5 10.0 9.9% Per capita income (000s) $21.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 14.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ann's House of Nuts LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,511 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College 2010* 24.5 10.0 11.1% $31.8 McDowell Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 34.9% 2000 42.2 19.3 4.7% Per capita income (000s) $21.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 11.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter Healthcare LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 7,838 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College 2010* 45.0 17.3 13.2% $25.8 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Mecklenburg 2000 695.4 390.0 2.5% Per capita income (000s) $38.5 Health care: 11.2% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 10.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 731,424 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.66 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, Johnson & Wales, Pfeiffer and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Martin County Economic Development Commission 252-789-4904 www.martincountyedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION McDowell Economic Development Association 828-652-9391 www.mcdowelleda.org 76 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR MORE INFORMATION Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 www.charlottechamber.com 2010* 919.6 411.4 10.9% $42.6 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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