North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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65 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 68.3 80.2 Employment (000s) 32.9 37.2 Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.1% Per capita income (000s) $26.5 $36.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.6% Retail: 13.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,522 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 61.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College FOR MORE INFORMATION Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 www.lincolneda.org Lincoln 2004 2014* Population (000s) 31.4 34.4 Employment (000s) 14.2 14.1 Unemployment rate 4.6% 6.6% Per capita income (000s) $25.8 $32.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.9% Health care: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 3,982 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 34.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 www.maconedc.com Macon 2004 2014* Population (000s) 19.9 21.5 Employment (000s) 9.2 9.4 Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.2% Per capita income (000s) $23.7 $29.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 12.8% Retail: 11.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 2,172 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Madison County Economic Development Department, 828-649-2854 www.madisoncountync.org Madison 2004 2014* Population (000s) 24.7 23.7 Employment (000s) 10.9 9.8 Unemployment rate 7.0% 7.3% Per capita income (000s) $24.9 $33.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 13.9% Retail: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ann's House of Nuts LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,349 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Martin County Economic Development Corp. 252-789-4904 www.martincountyedc.com Martin 2004 2014* Population (000s) 43.0 45.3 Employment (000s) 19.9 18.5 Unemployment rate 6.7% 6.8% Per capita income (000s) $22.7 $28.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 36.0% Retail: 11.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter International LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 8,191 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION McDowell Economic Development Association Inc. 828-652-9391 www.mcdowellnceda.govoffi ce3.com McDowell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 774.0 1,013.2 Employment (000s) 398.4 475.3 Unemployment rate 5.1% 6.4% Per capita income (000s) $41.5 $49.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 11.2% Retail: 10.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 803,392 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, Johnson & Wales, Pfeiffer and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Central Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 www.charlottechamber.com Mecklenburg

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