North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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55 North Carolina Economic Development Guide Sources: N.C. Department of Commerce, North Carolina Railroad, The North Carolina Atlas 2015 DESIGNATIONS Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tiered tax credits North Carolina annually assesses the economic health of its 100 counties and assigns each to one of three tiers. Tier 1 counties are the most distressed, and conditions improve incrementally in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties. The rankings are no longer directly tied to economic-development incentives, but they continue to play a role in various state programs that promote economic activity in less prosperous counties. LEGEND Capital Major cities MAJOR ROADS n Interstate highways n U.S. highways n Blue Ridge Parkway MAJOR RAILROADS North Carolina Railroad Norfolk Southern Largest airports Foreign trade zones Major ferry routes CSX CSX ad o ilr a R a lin o r Ca h t r o N ADS MAJOR RAILRO ays ghw U.S. hi s way h g Interstate hi n S AD O R R JO MA s e i t i or c Maj l ita p Ca D N GE LE N o rf o lk Sout h e r n Lar g est a i rport s Forei gn tra de zon es 17 421 64 64 64 64 64 70 70 70 70 70 74 74 74 421 421 17 17 17 17 220 74 73 52 95 40 40 40 85 85 95 95 New Hanover Brunswick Columbus Pender Bladen Robeson Onslow Scotland Carteret Craven Richmond Duplin Hoke Anson Jones Cumberland Sampson Pamlico Craven Lenoir Stanly Cabarrus Montgomery Moore Beaufort Harnett Wayne Lee Greene Hyde Beaufort Johnston Pitt Wilson Chatham Randolph Dare Washington Tyrrell Davidson Martin Wake Edgecombe Nash Durham Orange Bertie Alamance Guilford Forsyth Franklin Chowan Perquimans Pasquotank Halifax Caswell Rockingham Granville Vance Person Hertford Northampton Warren Camden Stokes Currituck Gates Ocracoke Hatteras Pinehurst Morehead City New Bern Kinston oncord Chapel Hill Wilmington Fayetteville Jacksonville High Point Cary Greenville Rocky Mount n-Salem Greensboro Durham te RALEIGH Lumberton Monroe Sanford isbury Elizabeth City Goldsboro Burlington Asheboro nnapolis Lexington Thomasville Wilson

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