North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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Stokes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 17.7% 2000 44.7 22.7 3.3% Per capita income (000s) $23.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN King: population 6,904 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College 2010* 47.4 20.5 10.8% $29.8 Surry Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 15.5% 2000 71.2 33.9 4.3% Per capita income (000s) $23.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pike Electric LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,388 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College 2010* 73.7 29.0 11.9% $30.5 Swain Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate 2000 13.0 5.3 13.0% Per capita income (000s) $18.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 24.0% Accommodations: 12.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Harrah's Cherokee Casino LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,424 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 33 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College 2010* 14.0 5.9 13.0% $28.4 FOR MORE INFORMATION Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 www.stokesedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 www.surryedp.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838 www.swaincountync.gov Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Transylvania 2000 29.3 11.4 2.6% Per capita income (000s) $26.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.8% Retail: 16.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Transylvania Regional Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,609 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 39.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College Blue Ridge Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Transylvania County Planning and Economic Development, 828-884-3205 http://econdev.transylvaniacounty.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Tyrrell County 252-796-1188 www.visittyrrellcounty.com 2010* 33.1 11.5 9.8% $34.2 Tyrrell Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Government: 27.3% 2000 4.1 1.9 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $18.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER White Cap Linen LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 891 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College 2010* 4.4 2.0 10.6% $25.7 Union Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 19.1% 2000 123.8 66.0 2.2% Per capita income (000s) $27.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 12.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 33,518 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Union County Partnership for Progress 704-283-0640 www.unioncpp.com North Carolina Economic Development Guide 81 2010* 201.3 84.8 9.9% $33.2

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