North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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65 N O R T H C A R O L I N A E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E A R O U N D T H E S T A T E | C O U N T Y B Y C O U N T Y EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 44.4% Health care: 9.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabethtown: population 3,576 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 82.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Bladen Community College B L A D E N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 34.0 35.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 14.2 13.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.5% 8.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $24.6 $32.7 Bladen County Economic Development Commission 910-645-2292 bladennc.govoffi ce3.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 20.0% Hospitality: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mission Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheville: population 90,918 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Asheville; Montreat College; Warren Wilson College; Asheville-Buncombe Techinical Community College B U N C O M B E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 219.2 254.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 111.0 124.8 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.3% 4.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $31.1 $38.1 Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County, 828-258-6101 ashevillechamber.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.1% Health care: 13.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Concord: population 87,130 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Barber-Scotia College; Rowan-Cabar- rus Community College; Cabarrus College of Health Sciences C A B A R R U S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 150.0 196.0 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 74.5 90.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.5% 5.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $33.3 $38.5 Cabarrus Economic Development 704-782-4000 cabarrusedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 22.2% Retail: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Caci Technology LARGEST CITY/TOWN South Mills, unincorporated COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle C A M D E N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 9.1 10.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 4.1 4.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.6% 5.9% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $30.0 $39.3 Camden County Economic Development Commission 252-338-6363, ext. 103 camdencountync.gov 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.3% Hospitality: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Duke Energy Progress LARGEST CITY/TOWN Leland: population 17,154 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 48.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brunswick Community College B R U N S W I C K 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 88.0 121.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 40.3 45.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.7% 7.0% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $29.1 $35.3 Brunswick County Economic Development 910-253-2025 brunswickedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 27.0% Health care: 24.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morganton: population 16,716 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Piedmont Community College B U R K E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 88.2 89.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 39.4 37.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.4% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.8 $31.8 Burke Development Inc. 828-764-9370 burkedevinc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 24.6% Health care: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Merchants Distributors LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lenoir: population 17,849 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 63.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute C A L D W E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 79.6 82.4 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 36.9 33.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.2% 6.2% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.8 $30.1 Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County 828-728-0768 caldwelledc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 19.4% Hospitality: 17.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carteret Health Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Morehead City: population 9,362 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 31.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Carteret Community College C A R T E R E T 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 63.0 69.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 30.6 29.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.6% 5.9% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $33.3 $43.9 Carteret County Economic Development Council Inc. 252-222-6121 carteretedc.com 2005

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