North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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AROUND THE STATE Vance Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 17.0% 2000 43.0 18.5 9.0% Per capita income (000s) $21.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pacifi c Coast Feather LARGEST CITY/TOWN Henderson: population 15,368 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College 2010* 45.4 16.8 13.1% $30.2 Wake Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Retail: 11.5% 2000 627.8 360.9 1.5% Per capita income (000s) $37.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 10.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WakeMed Health & Hospitals LARGEST CITY/TOWN Raleigh: population 403,892 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Meredith College, Peace College St. Augustine's College, Shaw University N.C. State University FOR MORE INFORMATION Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission 252-492-2094 www.vancecountyedc.com Wake Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wake County Economic Development 919-664-7066 www.raleigh-wake.org FOR MORE INFORMATION Warren County Economic Development Commission 252-257-3114 www.warrencountync.org 2010* 901.0 418.3 8.4% $39.8 Warren Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Government: 26.4% 2000 20.0 7.2 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $17.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Temple-Inland LARGEST CITY/TOWN Norlina: population 1,118 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College 2010* 21.0 6.7 12.8% $25.4 Washington Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 21.9% 2000 13.7 5.9 6.3% Per capita income (000s) $21.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 21.0% LARGEST PRIVATE EMPLOYER Domtar LARGEST CITY/TOWN Plymouth: population 3,878 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Washington County 252-793-5823 www.washconc.org 2010* 13.2 6.3 11.0% $30.5 Watauga Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Retail: 15.7% 2000 42.7 24.5 1.5% Per capita income (000s) $23.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Appalachian Regional Healthcare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Boone: population 17,122 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 31.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Appalachian State University Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute FOR MORE INFORMATION Watauga County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-264-3082 www.wataugaedc.org 82 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2010* 51.1 21.7 8.0% $32.2 Wayne Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Health care: 22.6% 2000 113.3 49.5 3.9% Per capita income (000s) $22.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wayne Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Goldsboro: population 36,437 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mount Olive College Wayne Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. 919-731-7700 www.waynealliance.org 2010* 122.6 48.1 8.9% $31.7 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 83

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