North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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66 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 177.8 216.9 Employment (000s) 89.5 102.5 Unemployment rate 4.4% 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $31.6 $38.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.3% Accommodation: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER New Hanover Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilmington: population 113,910 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Wilmington Cape Fear Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2004 2014* Population (000s) 15.8 15.8 Employment (000s) 6.5 6.1 Unemployment rate 7.4% 7.5% Per capita income (000s) $22.1 $28.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.4% Retail: 13.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Regional Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Spruce Pine: population 2,284 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 828-688-2139, ext. 1404 www.mitchellcountyedc.org Mitchell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 26.8 27.8 Employment (000s) 11.5 10.3 Unemployment rate 7.3% 6.9% Per capita income (000s) $25.0 $30.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 33.9% Retail: 9.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER McRae Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Troy: population 3,294 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Montgomery Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. 910-576-4221 www.montgomeryedc.com Montgomery 2004 2014* Population (000s) 79.1 93.0 Employment (000s) 33.2 35.7 Unemployment rate 5.5% 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $35.1 $40.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 25.5% Accommodations: 14.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER FirstHealth of the Carolinas LARGEST CITY/TOWN Pinehurst: population 15,763 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sandhills Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Moore County Partners in Progress 910-246-0311 www.moorebusiness.org Moore 2004 2014* Population (000s) 89.6 94.5 Employment (000s) 41.0 38.3 Unemployment rate 6.5% 8.3% Per capita income (000s) $28.9 $36.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.9% Retail: 13.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hospira LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 39,079 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION N.C. Wesleyan College Nash Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 www.econdev.org Nash New Hanover 2004 2014* Population (000s) 21.7 21.2 Employment (000s) 8.0 7.6 Unemployment rate 7.6% 7.4% Per capita income (000s) $25.2 $33.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 21.6% Government: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gaston: population 1,126 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College Roanoke-Chowan Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Northampton County Economic Development Commission, 252-534-1092 www.northamptonnc.com Northampton Around the state

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