North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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70 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 45.9 46.7 Employment (000s) 22.7 21.9 Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.5% Per capita income (000s) $25.7 $32.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.2% Education: 15.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN King (part): population 6,235 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 www.stokesedc.org Stokes 2004 2014* Population (000s) 71.5 73.8 Employment (000s) 32.9 29.2 Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.5% Per capita income (000s) $25.8 $32.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.4% Manufacturing: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pike Electric LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,390 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 www.surryedp.com Surry 2004 2014* Population (000s) 13.4 14.8 Employment (000s) 6.2 6.1 Unemployment rate 7.1% 8.2% Per capita income (000s) $22.3 $29.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 22.2% Accommodations: 10.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER The Cherokee Boys Club LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,524 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838 www.swaincountync.gov Swain 2004 2014* Population (000s) 30.2 33.4 Employment (000s) 11.1 11.5 Unemployment rate 7.0% 6.4% Per capita income (000s) $27.1 $32.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.3% Retail: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Transylvania Community Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,821 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 45 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College Blue Ridge Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Transylvania County Planning and Community Development, 828-884-3205 http://econdev.transylvaniacounty.org Transylvania 2004 2014* Population (000s) 4.2 4.1 Employment (000s) 1.9 2.1 Unemployment rate 7.1% 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $22.4 $29.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 17% Education: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Whitecap Linen LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 834 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Greater Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce 252-796-1996 www.visittyrrellcounty.com Tyrrell 2004 2014* Population (000s) 151.1 215.9 Employment (000s) 73.2 96.9 Unemployment rate 4.6% 5.4% Per capita income (000s) $29.3 $39.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.0% Retail: 11.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 36,628 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University South Piedmont Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Monroe-Union County Economic Development 704-282-5780 www.developunion.com Union Around the state

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