North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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56 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 25.2 27.4 Employment (000s) 11.8 10.3 Unemployment rate 5.5% 7.6% Per capita income (000s) $24.7 $30.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.1% Retail: 15.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER American Emergency Vehicles LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jefferson: population 1,568 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 43.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Ashe County Economic Development 336-846-5501 www.ashencedc.com 2004 2014* Population (000s) 137.0 155.7 Employment (000s) 65.4 67.5 Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.2% Per capita income (000s) $28.2 $33.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.2% Manufacturing: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Laboratory Corporation of America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burlington (part): population 51,216 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elon University Alamance Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce 336-228-1338 www.choosealamance.com Alamance 2004 2014* Population (000s) 34.9 37.8 Employment (000s) 17.5 16.2 Unemployment rate 6.0% 5.7% Per capita income (000s) $26.8 $33.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 38.6% Retail: 7.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craftmaster Furniture LARGEST CITY/TOWN Taylorsville: population 2,126 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba Valley Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alexander County Economic Development Corp. 828-632-1161 www.alexanderedc.org Alexander 2004 2014* Population (000s) 10.7 11.1 Employment (000s) 4.5 3.8 Unemployment rate 6.3% 7.2% Per capita income (000s) $27.3 $33.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.1% Retail: 9.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Parkdale Mills LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sparta: population 1,763 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Alleghany Chamber of Commerce 336-372-5473 www.sparta-nc.com Alleghany 2004 2014* Population (000s) 26.3 26.4 Employment (000s) 10.0 9.7 Unemployment rate 8.7% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $23.2 $26.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.7% Retail: 8.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hornwood LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wadesboro: population 5,624 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 80.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Anson County Chamber of Commerce 704-694-4181 www.ansoncounty.org Anson Ashe 2004 2014* Population (000s) 17.7 17.8 Employment (000s) 7.7 6.9 Unemployment rate 4.9% 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $24.4 $30.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 12.6% Accommodations: 10.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sugar Mountain Resort LARGEST CITY/TOWN Banner Elk: population 1,149 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lees-McRae College Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Avery County Chamber of Commerce 828-898-5605 www.averycounty.com Avery County by county Around the state

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