North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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57 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 217.2 251.2 Employment (000s) 108.7 122.1 Unemployment rate 4.2% 4.7% Per capita income (000s) $29.9 $37.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.1% Accommodations: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 89,248 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville Montreat College Warren Wilson College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6101 www.economicdevelopmentasheville.org 2004 2014* Population (000s) 45.3 47.7 Employment (000s) 18.2 18.0 Unemployment rate 7.1% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $26.5 $34.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.6% Retail: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER PCS Phosphate LARGEST CITY/TOWN Washington: population 9,643 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Beaufort County Economic Development 252-946-3970 www.beaufortedc.com Beaufort 2004 2014* Population (000s) 19.9 20.6 Employment (000s) 7.4 7.1 Unemployment rate 8.1% 8.9% Per capita income (000s) $22.7 $32.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 33.2% Education: 8.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue LARGEST CITY/TOWN Windsor: population 3,805 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 84.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Roanoke-Chowan Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Bertie County Economic Development Commission 252-794-5301 www.co.bertie.nc.us Bertie 2004 2014* Population (000s) 33.8 35.1 Employment (000s) 14.3 13.1 Unemployment rate 7.3% 9.2% Per capita income (000s) $24.2 $31.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 43.8% Government: 7.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,603 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 82.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 www.bladennc.govoffi ce3.com Bladen 2004 2014* Population (000s) 83.9 117.8 Employment (000s) 37.9 48.0 Unemployment rate 5.2% 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $27.7 $35.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16% Accommodations: 13.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Progress Energy Service LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 16,063 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 48.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Brunswick County Economic Development Commission 910-253-4429 www.brunswickedc.com Brunswick Buncombe 2004 2014* Population (000s) 88.7 89.1 Employment (000s) 40.3 35.5 Unemployment rate 6.7% 6.8% Per capita income (000s) $26.2 $33.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 27.2% Health care: 17.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Healthcare Hospitals LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,720 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Burke Development Inc. 828-764-9370 www.burkedevinc.com Burke

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