North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2012

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Wilkes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 17.6% 2000 65.6 32.9 3.3% Per capita income (000s) $24.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER JELD-WEN LARGEST CITY/TOWN North Wilkesboro: population 4,245 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College 2010* 69.3 25.5 13.5% $31.4 Wilson Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 21.9% 2000 73.8 35.9 6.8% Per capita income (000s) $24.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER BB&T LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilson: population 49,167 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barton College Wilson Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilkes Economic Development 336-838-1501 www.wilkesedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilson Economic Development Council 252-237-1115 www.wilsonedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Yadkin County Economic Development Partnership 336-679-2200 www.yadkinedc.org 2010* 81.2 34.7 12.7% $32.6 Yadkin Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Manufacturing: 22.3% 2000 36.4 18.1 3.4% Per capita income (000s) $23.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 12.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Unifi LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yadkinville: population 2,959 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College 2010* 38.4 16.4 10.3% $30.1 Yancey Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Education: 13.5% SOURCES AND NOTES 2000 17.8 6.7 3.9% Per capita income (000s) $20.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Altec Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burnsville: population 1,693 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 45 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College SOURCES Population, counties and largest city/town: U.S. Census Bureau. Hyde, Camden and Currituck counties have no incorporated towns. Employment, unemployment rate and employment share by industry sector: Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Per capita income: N.C. Offi ce of State Budget and Management. Property-tax rate: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Largest employer: Provided by the economic-development agency listed. NOTES FOR MORE INFORMATION Yancey County Economic Development Commission 828-682-7722 www.yanceyedc.org Higher education: Community colleges are listed for every county in their designated service area. *Per-capita income fi gure is for 2009, the most recent year available. North Carolina Economic Development Guide 83 2010* 17.8 6.7 11.9% $24.8

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