North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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72 North Carolina Economic Development Guide 2004 2014* Population (000s) 67.2 69.8 Employment (000s) 30.7 26.2 Unemployment rate 6.2% 7.0% Per capita income (000s) $27.1 $34.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.8% Retail: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN North Wilkesboro: population 4,512 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilkes Economic Development Corp. 336-838-1501 www.wilkesedc.com Wilkes 2004 2014* Population (000s) 76.0 81.4 Employment (000s) 35.0 35.8 Unemployment rate 8.3% 9.0% Per capita income (000s) $28.0 $35.9 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.7% Health care: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER BB&T LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilson: population 49,030 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barton College Wilson Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilson Economic Development Council 252-237-1115 www.wilsonedc.com Wilson 2004 2014* Population (000s) 36.9 37.8 Employment (000s) 18.4 17.4 Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.1% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $33.6 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 24.9% Transportation: 10.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Unifi Manufacturing LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yadkinville: population 2,930 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yadkin County Economic Development Council 336-679-2200 www.yadkinedc.com Yadkin 2004 2014* Population (000s) 17.6 17.9 Employment (000s) 7.0 6.9 Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.8% Per capita income (000s) $21.8 $28.2 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.2% Education: 11.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burnsville: population 1,696 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 50.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yancey County Economic Development Commission 828-682-7722 www.yanceyedc.org Yancey Sources & Notes SOURCES Population, counties and largest city/town: N.C. Offi ce of State Budget and Management. Hyde, Camden and Currituck counties have no incorporated towns. Employment, unemployment rate and employment share by industry sector: N.C. Division of Employment Security. Per capita income: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Property-tax rate: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Largest private-sector employer: Division of Employment Security as of the fourth quarter of 2014. NOTES Higher education: Community colleges are listed for every county in their designated service area. *Per capita income is for 2013, the most recent year available. Around the state

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