North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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63 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 98.3 125.7 Employment (000s) 42.9 45.9 Unemployment rate 5.2% 7.2% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $30.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.3% Accommodations: 10.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Food Lion LARGEST CITY/TOWN Dunn: population 9,577 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 75.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Campbell University Central Carolina Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Harnett County Economic Development Commission 910-893-7524 www.harnettedc.org Harnett 2004 2014* Population (000s) 56.4 59.9 Employment (000s) 25.8 26.8 Unemployment rate 4.5% 5.3% Per capita income (000s) $26.7 $34.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.4% Manufacturing: 14% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Paper Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN Waynesville: population 9,828 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 56.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Haywood Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Haywood Economic Development Council 828-456-3737 www.haywoodedc.org Haywood 2004 2014* Population (000s) 95.8 110.9 Employment (000s) 43.4 49.0 Unemployment rate 4.1% 4.8% Per capita income (000s) $30.5 $38.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.6% Manufacturing: 15.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Park Ridge Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hendersonville: population 13,663 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Blue Ridge Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, 828-692-6373 www.gohendersoncountync.org Henderson 2004 2014* Population (000s) 38.0 50.9 Employment (000s) 15.4 21.4 Unemployment rate 6.0% 6.7% Per capita income (000s) $21.1 $32.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.3% Retail: 9.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER House of Raeford LARGEST CITY/TOWN Raeford: population 4,832 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 75.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sandhills Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Raeford-Hoke Economic Development Commission 910-875-6113 www.hokecounty.net 2004 2014* Population (000s) 23.7 24.5 Employment (000s) 8.8 8.6 Unemployment rate 5.9% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $23.0 $29.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 12.1% Manufacturing: 11.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Ahoskie: population 4,892 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 84.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Chowan University Roanoke-Chowan Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Hertford County Economic Development Commission 252-358-7801 www.hertfordcounty.com Hertford Hoke 2004 2014* Population (000s) 5.7 5.7 Employment (000s) 2.6 2.5 Unemployment rate 6.9% 7.9% Per capita income (000s) $24.4 $32.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 14.7% Agriculture: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rose Acre Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Swan Quarter, unincorporated COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 64.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Hyde County Offi ce of Planning and Economic Development , 252-926-4180 www.hydecountync.gov Hyde

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