North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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70 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: 16.1% Health care: 12.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mooresville: population 37,750 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mitchell Community College I R E D E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 139.3 169.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 68.1 77.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.0% 5.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $33.4 $40.7 Statesville Regional Development, 704-871-0062, statesvilleregion.com Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corp 704-664-6922, edcmooresville.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.2% Manufacturing: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Johnston Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clayton (part): population 18,734 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 78.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Johnston Community College J O H N S TO N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 144.0 183.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 68.5 83.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.3% 5.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $30.1 $34.9 Johnston County Economic Development Offi ce 919-205-1232 jcnced.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 29.0% Retail: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Coty LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sanford: population 28,802 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Central Carolina Community College L E E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 53.3 59.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 24.4 23.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5% 7.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $31.4 $34.6 Sanford Area Growth Alliance 919-774-8439 growsanfordnc.com/edc 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 20.3% Retail: 13.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lincolnton: population 10,558 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 61.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Gaston College L I N C O L N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 69.7 80.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 34.0 38.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.7% 5.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.5 $35.9 Lincoln Economic Development Association 704-732-1511 lincolneda.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 21.4% Hospitality: 16.5% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER DLP Partner Medwest LARGEST CITY/TOWN Sylva: population 2,679 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 37.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Western Carolina University; Southwestern Community College J A C K S O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 36.8 41.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 20.3 17.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.7% 5.9% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $25.4 $30.9 Jackson County Economic Development, 828-631-2240, jacksonthrive.jacksonnc.org Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 800-962-1911, mountainlovers.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 23.9% Education: 17.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Craven Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Maysville: population 1,060 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College J O N E S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 10.0 10.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 4.6 4.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.0% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $29.6 $38.9 Jones County Economic Development 252-448-7571 jonescountync.gov 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 24.4% Health care: 19.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sanderson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Kinston: population 21,025 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Lenoir Community College L E N O I R 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 59.2 58.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 25.9 25.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.1% 6.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.2 $37.3 Lenoir County Economic Development 252-527-1963 lenoiredc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.2% Hospitality: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Drake Enterprises LARGEST CITY/TOWN Franklin: population 4,059 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 34.9 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College M A C O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 31.9 34.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 14.7 14.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.5% 6.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.5 $33.9 Macon County Economic Development Commission 828-369-2306 maconedc.com 2005

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