North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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68 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 FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 76 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: 17.8% Retail: 16.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER QVC LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 16,277 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 95.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Edgecombe Community College E D G E C O M B E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 55.4 55.4 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 22.4 20.8 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.6% 9.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.2 $32.2 Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 econdev.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.7% Education: 12.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Novozymes North America LARGEST CITY/TOWN Louisburg: population 3,351 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Louisburg College; Vance-Granville Community College F R A N K L I N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 54.0 63.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 25.4 27.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.6% 5.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.8 $31.8 Franklin County Economic Development Commission 919-554-1863 franklincountync.us/services/edc 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 25.4% Retail: 11.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ashton Lewis Lumber LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gatesville: population 313 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle G AT E S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 11.3 11.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 4.7 5.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.1% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.2 $32.4 Gates County Chamber of Commerce 252-506-1592 gatescounty.govoffi ce2.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 25.6% Manufacturing: 23.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Revlon LARGEST CITY/TOWN Oxford: population 8,474 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 88.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College G R A N V I L L E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 54.4 58.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 22.3 27.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.0% 5.0% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $25.1 $33.1 Granville County Economic Development Department 919-693-5911 granvillecounty.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.1% Retail: 11.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Winston-Salem: population 238,899 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wake Forest University; Salem College; Winston-Salem State University; UNC School of the Arts; Forsyth Technical Community College F O R S Y T H 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 324.4 367.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 161.6 168.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.7% 5.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $36.5 $41.4 Winston-Salem Business Inc. 336-723-8955 wsbusinessinc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.5% Health care: 15.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER CaroMont Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gastonia: population 73,843 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Belmont Abbey College; Gaston College G A S TO N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 191.8 211.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 93.2 97.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.1% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $30.8 $36.4 Gaston County Economic Development Commission 704-825-4046 gaston.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Construction: 21.4% Hospitality: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Phillips & Jordan LARGEST CITY/TOWN Robbinsville: population 603 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Tri-County Community College G R A H A M 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 8.2 8.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 3.7 2.8 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.1% 12.2% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.9 $28.3 Graham County Planning and Economic Development 828-479-7984 grahamcounty.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 28.8% Education: 13.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Principle Long Term Care LARGEST CITY/TOWN Snow Hill: population 1,569 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College G R E E N E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 19.9 21.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 8.6 8.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.1% 5.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $21.9 $31.1 Greene County Economic Development Commission 252-747-3446 co.greene.nc.us/economic-development 2005

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