North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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64 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 135.7 167.1 Employment (000s) 66.7 76.5 Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $30.0 $36.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.7% Retail: 12.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mooresville: population 36,391 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 42.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mitchell Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Statesville Regional Development, 704-871-0062 www.statesvilleregion.com; Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. 704-664-6922, www.edcmooresville.org Iredell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 36.3 41.0 Employment (000s) 18.8 20.2 Unemployment rate 4.0% 5.6% Per capita income (000s) $24.1 $30.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 16.6% Health Care: 12.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER DLP Partner Medwest LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sylva: population 2,669 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 28.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Carolina University Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Jackson County Economic Development 828-631-2240, www.jacksonnc.org; Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 800-962-1911, www.mountainlovers.com Jackson 2004 2014* Population (000s) 139.6 180.0 Employment (000s) 65.5 79.1 Unemployment rate 4.4% 5.5% Per capita income (000s) $28.8 $36.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.0% Manufacturing: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grifols Therapeutics LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clayton (part): population 17,330 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Johnston Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Johnston County Economic Development Offi ce 919-205-1232 www.jcnced.com Johnston 2004 2014* Population (000s) 10.0 10.4 Employment (000s) 4.4 3.9 Unemployment rate 4.9% 7.3% Per capita income (000s) $26.4 $37.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Agriculture 9.6% Retail: 8.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craven Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Maysville: population 1,056 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Jones County Economic Development Commission 252-448-7571 www.jonescountync.gov Jones 2004 2014* Population (000s) 52.4 59.2 Employment (000s) 23.8 23.0 Unemployment rate 5.8% 8.1% Per capita income (000s) $30.2 $32.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 30.6% Retail: 12.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pilgrims Pride LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sanford: population 28,725 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Sanford Area Growth Alliance 919-774-8439 www.growsanfordnc.com Lee 2004 2014* Population (000s) 59.1 58.8 Employment (000s) 25.2 26.1 Unemployment rate 6.2% 7.1% Per capita income (000s) $26.5 $35.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 23.7% Health care: 10.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sanderson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Kinston: population 21,212 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lenoir County Economic Development 252-527-1963 www.lenoiredc.com Lenoir Around the state

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