North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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62 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 10.9 11.9 Employment (000s) 4.5 4.3 Unemployment rate 4.1% 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $23.9 $29.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 25.9% Retail: 11.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ashton Lewis Lumber LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gatesville: population 314 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Gates County Chamber of Commerce 252-506-1592 www.gatescounty.govoffi ce2.com Gates 2004 2014* Population (000s) 8.2 8.8 Employment (000s) 3.3 3.2 Unemployment rate 8.2% 12.0% Per capita income (000s) $23.2 $27.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Construction: 15.2% Education: 12.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Principle Long Term Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Robbinsville: population 602 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Graham County Planning and Economic Development 828-479-7984 www.grahamcounty.org Graham 2004 2014* Population (000s) 53.5 58.1 Employment (000s) 22.1 24.3 Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.7% Per capita income (000s) $23.9 $32.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.7% Government: 11.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Revlon LARGEST CITY/TOWN Oxford: population 8,442 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Granville County Economic Development Department 919-693-5911 www.granvillecounty.com Granville 2004 2014* Population (000s) 436.8 512.2 Employment (000s) 225.0 234.8 Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $34.4 $39.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 12.7% Manufacturing: 11.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Cone Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Greensboro: population 280,801 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bennett, Greensboro and Guilford colleges; High Point and N.C. A&T State universities; UNC Greensboro; Guilford Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greensboro Partnership 336-387-8312, www.greensboroeda.com; High Point Economic Development Corp. 336-883-3116, www.highpointnc.gov 2004 2014* Population (000s) 19.7 21.2 Employment (000s) 8.4 8.7 Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $24.2 $29.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 13.6% Health Care: 11.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Principle Long Term Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Snow Hill: population 1,590 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greene County Economic Development Commission 252-747-3446 www.co.greene.nc.us/economic-development Greene Guilford 2004 2014* Population (000s) 56.1 53.1 Employment (000s) 20.9 19.4 Unemployment rate 8.1% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $23.6 $32.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.5% Manufacturing: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Halifax Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Roanoke Rapids: population 15,392 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Halifax County Economic Development Commission 252-519-2630 www.halifaxdevelopment.com Halifax Around the state

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