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Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Total Population37,286
Total Households13,796
Average Age42.4

Age % The Population

0-14 years17.5%
15-24 years11.9%
25-34 years11.3%
35-44 years13.1%
45-54 years14.4%
65+ years13.4%
55-64 years18.4%

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Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

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Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School3,08615.9%
High School Graduate8,06841.5%
Some College3,79319.5%
Associates Degree1,9139.8%
Bachelor's Degree1,8119.3%
Graduate/Professional Degree7563.9%

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Labor Force17,180
Unemployment Rate8.4%

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Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Craftsmaster Furniture Corp.
The Mitchell Gold Co.
Schneider Mills Industries Inc.
Brigette's Staffing Inc.
Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 404 3.85%
Construction 503 4.80%
Manufacturing 3,751 35.76%
Wholesale Trade 124 1.18%
Retail Trade 773 7.37%
Transportation, and Warehousing 384 3.66%
Information 29 0.28%
FIRE 270 2.11%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 227 2.16%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29 0.28%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 442 4.21%
Educational Services 873 8.32%
Health Care and Social Assistance 598 5.70%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 113 1.08%
Accommodation and Food Services 637 6.07%
Other Services, except Public Administration 596 5.68%
Public Administration 701 6.68%

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Alexander County is located in the scenic foothills of North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Bordered on the south by the Catawba River, the county offers numerous recreational activities as well as upscale and moderate housing.

While farming is an important part of the economy, Alexander County also has a long tradition of manufacturing. In fact, with over 30 percent of the workforce holding manufacturing jobs, the county has one of the highest manufacturing workforce percentages in the state, producing goods such as furniture, textiles, fiberglass components, plastics and lumber products.

Alexander County’s motto is “Gem of North Carolina,” referring to the precious stones found in the Hiddenite community as well as the low taxes, affordable sites, dependable workforce, and small-town quality of life which make Alexander County an attractive location for industry and business.

Alexander County Economic Development
David Icenhour
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681

  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202