North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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66 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 F O R S O U R C E S A N D N O T E S , S E E P A G E 7 6 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 Government: 23.2% Education: 18.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WS Construction LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yanceyville: population 2,018 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College C A S W E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 23.7 23.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 9.8 9.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.9% 6.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $21.8 $29.4 Caswell County Economic Development 336-694-4193, ext. 105 caswellcountync.gov 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.1% Manufacturing: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolina Meadows LARGEST CITY/TOWN Siler City: population 8,552 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 63.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College C H AT H A M 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 55.9 69.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 29.5 30.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.8% 4.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $41.5 $51.6 Chatham County Economic Development Corp. 919-542-8274 chathamedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.9% Retail: 11.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Edenton: population 4,857 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 74.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle C H O WA N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 14.5 14.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 6.6 5.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.1% 7.2% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $29.5 $35.1 Edenton Chowan Partnership Inc. 252-482-2007 edenton.net 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.3% Health care: 15.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Shelby: population 20,089 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 72.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gardner-Webb University; Cleveland Community College C L E V E L A N D 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 95.8 98.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 44.0 43.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.1% 6.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.6 $31.7 Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership 704-669-4701 ccedp.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 27.1% Retail: 12.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Catawba Valley Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hickory (part): population 40,264 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenior-Rhyne University; Catawba Valley Community College C ATAW B A 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 146.5 156.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 72.0 70.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.2% 5.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $30.4 $36.7 Catawba County Economic Development Corp. 828-267-1564 catawbaedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.3% Retail: 16.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Murphy Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Andrews: population 1,785 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College C H E R O K E E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 26.0 27.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 9.7 10.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.9% 6.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $22.4 $28.1 Cherokee County NC Economic Development Corp. 828-835-9564 cherokeecountyedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 20.4% Health care: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ingles Markets LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hayesville: population 338 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College C L AY 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 9.8 10.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 4.2 3.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.0% 6.0% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $24.9 $28.2 Clay County Economic Development Commission 828-389-1016 claycountyedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.3% Retail: 13.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Century Employer Organization LARGEST CITY/TOWN Whiteville: population 5,352 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 80.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southeastern Community College C O L U M B U S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 55.0 57.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 22.1 21.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.6% 7.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.3 $30.9 Columbus County Economic Development Commission 910-640-6608 columbusedc.com 2005

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