North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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71 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 Education: 21.7% Health care: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mars Hill College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mars Hill: population 2,167 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 52.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mars Hill College; Asheville-Bun- combe Technical Community College M A D I S O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 20.0 21.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 9.3 9.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.1% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.6 $29.0 Madison County Economic Development 828-649-3766 investinmadison.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 39.1% Retail: 11.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Baxter International LARGEST CITY/TOWN Marion: population 8,117 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 55.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION McDowell Technical Community College M C D O W E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 43.1 45.4 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 19.5 19.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.2% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.1 $29.0 McDowell Economic Development Association Inc. 828-652-9391 mcdowellnceda.govoffi ce3.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.2% Education: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Blue Ridge Regional Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Spruce Pine: population 2,224 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College M I TC H E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 15.6 15.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 7.1 5.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.4% 6.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.4 $29.5 Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 828-688-2139, ext. 1404 mitchellcountyedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 25.4% Hospitality: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER FirstHealth of the Carolinas LARGEST CITY/TOWN Pinehurst: population 16,123 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 46.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sandhills Community College M O O R E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 80.4 94.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 33.8 35.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.9% 5.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $37.4 $41.6 Moore County Partners in Progress 910-246-0311 moorebusiness.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.2% Health care: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Ann's House of Nuts LARGEST CITY/TOWN Williamston: population 5,564 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Martin Community College M A R T I N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 24.6 23.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 11.1 9.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.2% 7.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.4 $34.6 Martin County Economic Development Corp. 252-789-4904 martincountyedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 11.4% Retail: 9.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Carolinas HealthCare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Charlotte: population 818,480 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Charlotte School of Law; Davidson College; Johnson C. Smith, John- son & Wales, Pfeiff er and Queens universities; UNC Charlotte; Cen- tral Piedmont Community College M E C K L E N B U R G 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 803.0 1,032.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 409.0 528.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.9% 5.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $43.0 $49.1 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 704-378-1300 charlottechamber.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 34.3% Health care: 11.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Grede LARGEST CITY/TOWN Troy: population 3,304 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Montgomery Community College M O N TG O M E R Y 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 27.1 27.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 11.4 10.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.0% 5.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.4 $32.3 Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. 910-576-4221 ext. 1307 montgomeryedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.7% Health care: 13.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Hospira LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rocky Mount (part): population 38,912 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION N.C. Wesleyan College; Nash Community College N A S H 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 90.3 94.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 41.2 40.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.2% 7.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $29.8 $37.5 Carolinas Gateway Partnership 252-442-0114 econdev.org 2005

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