North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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69 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 92.1 92.5 Employment (000s) 42.9 38.9 Unemployment rate 7.4% 7.1% Per capita income (000s) $25.3 $32.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.1% Retail: 14.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Eden: population 15,416 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Rockingham Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockingham County Economic Development & Tourism 336-342-8138 www.ncnorthstar.com Rockingham 2004 2014* Population (000s) 131.2 138.7 Employment (000s) 64.0 63.6 Unemployment rate 7.2% 6.3% Per capita income (000s) $27.6 $31.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.0% Manufacturing: 15.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Freightliner LARGEST CITY/TOWN Salisbury: population 33,955 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba College Livingstone College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, 704-637-5526 www.rowanworks.com Rowan 2004 2014* Population (000s) 64.2 67.6 Employment (000s) 26.7 23.7 Unemployment rate 9.3% 8.4% Per capita income (000s) $23.4 $28.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.5% Manufacturing: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rutherford Regional Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Forest City: population 7,465 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Rutherford County Economic Development Commission, 828-287-6200 www.rutherfordncedc.com Rutherford 2004 2014* Population (000s) 61.3 64.4 Employment (000s) 29.4 29.3 Unemployment rate 5.0% 6.0% Per capita income (000s) $25.1 $33.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 15.7% Agriculture: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clinton: population 8,693 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sampson Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Sampson County Economic Development Commission, 910-592-8921 www.sampsonedc.com Sampson 2004 2014* Population (000s) 36.1 36.0 Employment (000s) 13.6 10.8 Unemployment rate 10.9% 11.8% Per capita income (000s) $23.8 $30.1 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.6% Health care: 16.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Scotland Health Care System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Laurinburg: population 15,766 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX $1.03 per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION St. Andrews University Richmond Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Scotland County Economic Development Corp. 910-266-4326 www.scotlandcountyedc.org Scotland 2004 2014* Population (000s) 58.6 61.0 Employment (000s) 27.8 28.4 Unemployment rate 6.2% 5.7% Per capita income (000s) $25.4 $32.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.7% Health care: 15.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Stanly Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Albemarle: population 15,958 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pfeiffer University Stanly Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stanly County Economic Development Commission, 704-986-3682 www.stanlyedc.org Stanly

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