North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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73 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 Manufacturing: 16.1% Retail: 15.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER GKN Automotive Components LARGEST CITY/TOWN Roxboro: population 8,185 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 70.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Piedmont Community College P E R S O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 37.4 39.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 17.7 17.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.4% 6.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.4 $33.1 Person County Economic Development 336-330-2206 personcounty.net 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 28.9% Hospitality: 8.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER St. Lukes Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Tryon: population 1,730 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 53.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College P O L K 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 19.3 20.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 8.6 8.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.0% 5.2% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $34.1 $37.8 Polk County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-894-2895 polknc.org/economic_development 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.7% Retail: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Perdue LARGEST CITY/TOWN Rockingham: population 9,293 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Richmond Community College R I C H M O N D 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 46.1 45.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 18.4 15.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.9% 8.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.7 $30.0 Richmond County Economic Development 910-997-8190 richmondnced.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.3% Retail: 14.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Eden: population 15,306 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Rockingham Community College R O C K I N G H A M 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 92.1 92.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 43.2 39.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.7% 6.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.7 $32.6 Rockingham County Economic Development & Tourism 336-342-8138 ncnorthstar.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 22.2% Education: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Vidant Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Greenville: population 87,960 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.6 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION East Carolina University; Pitt Community College P I T T 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 147.0 175.4 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 69.4 81.8 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.7% 6.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $28.9 $35.4 Pitt County Development Commission 252-902-2075 locateincarolina.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 35.4% Health care: 9.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER United Furniture Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Asheboro: population 25,740 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Randolph Community College R A N D O L P H 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 135.2 143.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 71.0 64.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.8% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.3 $31.9 Randolph County Economic Development Corp. 336-626-2233 rcedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.8% Manufacturing: 16.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Mountaire Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Lumberton: population 21,550 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 77.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Pembroke; Robeson Community College R O B E S O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 127.7 133.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 48.2 46.6 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.1% 8.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $21.6 $26.6 Robeson County Offi ce of Economic Development 910-739-7584 robesoncountyoed.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 17.4% Manufacturing: 16.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Food Lion LARGEST CITY/TOWN Salisbury: population 34,278 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Catawba College; Livingstone College; Rowan-Cabarrus Community College R O WA N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 131.1 138.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 63.8 60.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.7 $31.6 Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission 704-637-5526 rowanworks.com 2005

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