North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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75 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 Government: 24.8% Education: 14.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Whitecap Linen LARGEST CITY/TOWN Columbia: population 835 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College T Y R R E L L 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 4.3 4.1 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 2.1 1.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.3% 9.3% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $22.4 $30.1 Greater Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce 252-796-1996 visittyrrellcounty.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.0% Health care: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Variety Wholesalers LARGEST CITY/TOWN Henderson: population 15,094 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 89.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College VA N C E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 44.0 45.0 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 17.1 16.4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 8.9% 8.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $24.8 $30.0 Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission 252-492-2094 vancecountyedc.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Government: 22.7% Education: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Glen Raven LARGEST CITY/TOWN Norlina: population 1,101 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 71.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College WA R R E N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 20.5 20.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 7.4 6.6 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.3% 8.4% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $20.1 $28.4 Warren County Economic Development Commission 252-257-3114 warrencountync.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Hospitality: 18.3% Retail: 16.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Appalachian Regional Healthcare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Boone: population 18,553 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 31.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Appalachian State University; Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute WATA U G A 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 45.8 53.3 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 23.5 26.0 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 3.5% 4.9% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.2 $31.0 Watauga County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-264-3082 wataugaedc.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 19.4% Retail: 12.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Farms LARGEST CITY/TOWN Indian Trail: population 37,449 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.7 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wingate University; South Piedmont Community College U N I O N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 160.3 220.5 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 77.2 105.2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.2% 4.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $32.3 $41.2 Monroe-Union County Economic Development 704-282-5780 developunion.com 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 11.6% Health care: 10.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WakeMed LARGEST CITY/TOWN Raleigh (part): population 439,340 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 60.1 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Meredith College; William Peace University; St. Augustine's University; Shaw University; NC State University; Wake Technical Community College WA K E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 752.1 1,005.4 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 389.1 506.9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.0% 4.6% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $42.5 $49.7 Wake County Economic Development 919-664-7000 raleigh-wake.org 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 23.6% Health care: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Domtar Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Plymouth: population 3,700 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 81.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College; Martin Community College WA S H I N G TO N 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 13.5 12.6 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 5.6 4.5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.0% 8.7% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $25.6 $32.2 Washington County Economic Development 252-793-5823 washconc.org/edc 2005 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 19.4% Retail: 14.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wayne Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Goldsboro: population 34,945 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.4 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mount Olive College; Wayne Community College WAY N E 2005 2015* POPULATION (000S) 117.7 125.9 EMPLOYMENT (000S) 48.7 50.3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5% 6.1% PER CAPITA INCOME (000S) $27.2 $35.2 Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. 919-731-7700 waynealliance.org 2005

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