North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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68 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 37.1 39.2 Employment (000s) 17.5 17.8 Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.3% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $31.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.7% Manufacturing: 13.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER GKN Automotive Components LARGEST CITY/TOWN Roxboro: population 8,157 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Person County Economic Development 336-330-2206 www.personcounty.net Person 2004 2014* Population (000s) 144.2 174.4 Employment (000s) 68.0 81.8 Unemployment rate 5.7% 6.4% Per capita income (000s) $28.0 $36.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 12.5% Retail: 12.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Greenville: population 87,436 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION East Carolina University Pitt Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Pitt County Development Commission 252-758-1989 www.locateincarolina.com Pitt 2004 2014* Population (000s) 19.1 20.7 Employment (000s) 8.3 9.0 Unemployment rate 4.3% 4.7% Per capita income (000s) $35.0 $41.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 30.3% Accommodations: 8.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER St. Lukes Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Tryon: population 1,711 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Polk County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-894-2895 www.polkedc.com Polk 2004 2014* Population (000s) 134.2 143.0 Employment (000s) 69.9 66.6 Unemployment rate 5.1% 5.9% Per capita income (000s) $25.7 $31.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 35.5% Health care: 10.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER United Furniture Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheboro: population 25,761 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Randolph Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Randolph County Economic Development Corp. 336-626-2233 www.rcedc.com Randolph 2004 2014* Population (000s) 45.8 45.5 Employment (000s) 18.2 17.0 Unemployment rate 8.3% 8.2% Per capita income (000s) $23.0 $29.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.2% Retail: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rockingham: population 9,335 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Richmond Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Richmond County Economic Development 910-997-8190 www.richmondnced.com Richmond 2004 2014* Population (000s) 126.3 133.5 Employment (000s) 47.1 48.2 Unemployment rate 7.5% 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $20.9 $26.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.4% Manufacturing: 16.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mountaire Farms of North Carolina LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lumberton: population 21,540 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Pembroke Robeson Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Robeson County Offi ce of Economic Development 910-739-7584 www.robesoncountyoed.org Robeson Around the state

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