North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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74 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: 15.5% Manufacturing: 15.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Rutherford Regional Health System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Forest City: population 7,416 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Isothermal Community College R U T H E R F O R D 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 64.6 67.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 26.7 23.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.8% 7.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $23.4 $28.4 Rutherford County Economic Development Commission 828-287-6200 rutherfordncedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 18.2% Health care: 17.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Scotland Health Care System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Laurinburg: population 15,646 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX $1.02 per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION St. Andrews University; Richmond Community College S C O T L A N D 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 36.0 35.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 13.6 10.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 9.9% 10.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $24.9 $29.0 Scotland County Economic Development Corp. 910-266-4326 scotlandcountyedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 16.4% Health care: 16.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wieland Copper Products LARGEST CITY/TOWN King (part): population 6,288 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Forsyth Technical Community College S TO K E S 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 46.1 46.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 23.1 21.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.0% 5.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $24.4 $31.7 Stokes County Economic Development 336-593-2496 stokesedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 21.6% Hospitality: 9.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Consolidated Metco LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bryson City: population 1,542 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 36.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Southwestern Community College S WA I N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 13.7 15.0 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 6.7 6.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.6% 7.9% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $22.8 $29.7 Swain County Economic Development Commission 828-488-7838; swaincountync.gov/ economic-development.html 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 16.7% Agriculture: 13.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Smithfi eld Foods LARGEST CITY/TOWN Clinton: population 8,647 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 83.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Sampson Community College S A M P S O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 61.9 64.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 29.4 27.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.0% 5.8% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.5 $35.8 Sampson County Economic Development Commission 910-592-8921 sampsonedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.3% Health care: 14.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Stanly Regional Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Albemarle: population 15,979 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pfeiff er University; Stanly Community College S TA N L Y 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 58.6 61.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 27.6 27.1 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5% 5.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.5 $32.6 Stanly County Economic Development Commission 704-986-3682 stanlyedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 14.9% Health care: 14.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pike Corp. LARGEST CITY/TOWN Mount Airy: population 10,361 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 58.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College S U R R Y 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 72.2 73.8 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 32.7 31.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.0% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $26.6 $33.5 Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 336-401-9900 surryedp.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 16.6% Retail: 15.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Brevard College LARGEST CITY/TOWN Brevard: population 7,929 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Brevard College; Blue Ridge Community College T R A N S Y L VA N I A 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 30.6 33.7 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 11.6 12.7 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.2% 5.5% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.2 $33.1 Transylvania County Planning and Community Development 828-884-3205 econdev.transylvaniacounty.org 2005

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