North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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61 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 52.7 63.2 Employment (000s) 24.5 27.3 Unemployment rate 5.1% 5.8% Per capita income (000s) $25.9 $31.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.3% Education: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Novozymes North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Louisburg: population 3,356 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Louisburg College Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Franklin County Economic Development Commission 919-554-1863 www.franklincountync.us/services/edc 2004 2014* Population (000s) 319.2 364.2 Employment (000s) 158.8 166.3 Unemployment rate 5.0% 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $35.0 $39.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.1% Retail: 11.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Winston-Salem: population 237,885 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wake Forest University Salem College Winston-Salem State University UNC School of the Arts Forsyth Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Winston-Salem Business Inc., 336-723-8955 www.wsbusinessinc.com Forsyth Franklin 2004 2014* Population (000s) 190.0 210.7 Employment (000s) 92.4 92.2 Unemployment rate 6.4% 6.4% Per capita income (000s) $29.9 $35.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.4% Health care: 16.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CaroMont Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gastonia: population 73,186 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Belmont Abbey College Gaston College FOR MORE INFORMATION Gaston County Economic Development Commission 704-825-4046 www.gaston.org Gaston 2004 2014* Population (000s) 52.8 60.1 Employment (000s) 22.7 22.7 Unemployment rate 5.8% 6.9% Per capita income (000s) $23.7 $32.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 30.1% Agriculture: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Butterball LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wallace (part): population 4,016 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION James Sprunt Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Duplin County Economic Development Commission 910-296-2180 www.duplinedc.com Duplin 2004 2014* Population (000s) 237.5 292.1 Employment (000s) 122.3 138.5 Unemployment rate 4.5% 5.2% Per capita income (000s) $34.4 $41.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 21.5% Manufacturing: 13.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke University LARGEST CITY/TOWN Durham (part): population 244,077 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Duke University N.C. Central University Durham Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 919-328-8700 www.durhamchamber.org Durham 2004 2014* Population (000s) 55.6 55.4 Employment (000s) 22.6 20.2 Unemployment rate 8.8% 10.9% Per capita income (000s) $24.3 $28.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.3% Retail: 15.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER QVC LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 16,879 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 95.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Edgecombe Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org Edgecombe

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