North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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72 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 Health care: 16.5% Retail: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER New Hanover Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilmington: population 115,498 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Wilmington; Cape Fear Community College N E W H A N O V E R 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 184.7 220.1 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 94.8 105.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.9% 5.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $33.2 $40.1 Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 23.0% Hospitality: 16.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jacksonville: population 77,464 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Coastal Carolina Community College O N S L O W 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 159.9 194.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 53.4 60.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $33.0 $44.5 Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development 910-939-7023 joednc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 18.7% Health care: 16.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bayboro: population 1,245 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pamlico Community College PA M L I C O 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 13.1 13.2 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 5.4 5.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.7% 6.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $28.0 $37.9 Pamlico County Offi ce of Economic Development 252-745-3081 pamlicocounty.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 13.9% Health care: 12.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pender Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burgaw: population 4,050 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Cape Fear Community College P E N D E R 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 45.4 57.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 21.2 23.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.5% 6.0% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.1 $31.4 Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 13.1% Health care: 13.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Lowe's LARGEST CITY/TOWN Gaston: population 1,130 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 92.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Halifax Community College; Roanoke-Chowan Community College N O R T H A M P TO N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 21.8 21.1 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 8.3 7.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.0% 7.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.3 $31.0 Northampton County Economic Development Commission 252-534-1092 northamptonnc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 23.8% Retail: 10.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Eurosport LARGEST CITY/TOWN Chapel Hill (part): population 56,459 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Chapel Hill; Durham Technical Community College O R A N G E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 122.6 141.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 63.3 71.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.8% 4.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $41.1 $53.0 Orange County Economic Development 919-245-2325 growinorangenc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.8% Retail: 16.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sentara Albemarle Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabeth City (part): population 17,781 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elizabeth City State University; College of The Albemarle PA S Q U O TA N K 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 38.1 40.0 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 16.4 15.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.7% 7.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.9 $34.3 Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission 252-338-0169 elizabethcitypasquotankedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 17.0% Hospitality: 16.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Guest Services LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hertford: population 2,143 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 57.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle P E R Q U I M A N S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 12.2 13.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 4.9 4.8 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.7% 7.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $30.3 $35.7 Perquimans County Economic Development Commission 252-312-5314 econdevperquimansnc.com 2005

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