North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Rockingham 2000 91.9 43.7 5.3% Per capita income (000s) $22.9 Manufacturing: 22.3% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Morehead Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Eden: population 15,527 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Rockingham Community College 2010* 93.6 37.8 12.9% $30.4 Rowan Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 17.1% 2000 130.3 65.6 5.0% Per capita income (000s) $24.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Food Lion LARGEST CITY/TOWN Salisbury: population 33,662 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.25 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba College Livingstone College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development, 336-342-8138 www.ncnorthstar.com Rowan-Cabarrus Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rowan Works Economic Development 704-637-5526 www.rowanworks.com 2010* 138.4 59.9 12.8% $30.4 Rutherford Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 17.6% 2000 62.9 28.1 7.3% Per capita income (000s) $21.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rutherford Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Forest City: population 7,476 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College 2010* 67.8 22.2 16.1% $26.8 FOR MORE INFORMATION Rutherford County Economic Development Commission, 828-248-1716 www.rutherfordncedc.com Sampson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 15.9% 2000 60.2 23.2 3.9% Per capita income (000s) $21.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Agriculture: 15.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clinton: population 8,639 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sampson Community College 2010* 63.4 28.7 8.7% $28.8 Scotland Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 18.7% 2000 36.0 16.6 7.4% Per capita income (000s) $21.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Scotland Health Care System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Laurinburg: population 15,962 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 99 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION St. Andrews Presbyterian College Richmond Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Sampson County Economic Development Commission, 910-592-8921 www.sampsonedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Scotland County Economic Development 910-266-4326 www.scotlandcounty.org 80 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2010* 36.2 11.2 16.8% $27.5 Stanly Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 16.1% 2000 58.1 26.4 4.3% Per capita income (000s) $23.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Michelin North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Albemarle: population 15,903 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pfeiffer University Stanly Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stanly County Economic Development 704-986-3682 www.stanlyedc.org 2010* 60.6 26.2 12.3% $30.0 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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