NC Commerce

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North Central Region

North Central Region
North Central Region

Every year, the N.C. Department of Commerce studies national, statewide, and local economic trends to produce long-term and short-term industry projections for state and substate areas. Based on historical data, these projections provide a guide for how the state industry landscape may develop given the current economic trends. The following projections for the North Central Region have been developed using regional industry trends. The current projections cover the years 2012 to 2022 for approximately 400 industries.

The North Central Region is projected to add the most new jobs by 2022 of any Prosperity Zone — more than 153,000 positions. The majority of growth is projected to come from the Education and Health Services sector, which may add nearly 62,000 positions from 2012 to 2022, primarily in Health Care and Social Assistance.  Professional and Business Services, along with Trade, Transportation, and Utilities, are contributing to the region as well, potentially adding nearly 48,000 jobs combined. The Construction industry is estimated to have the fastest growth, particularly in the Specialty Trade Contractors sector which is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent from 2012 to 2022 and add 12,000 positions. The Top 25 lists of growing and declining detailed industries are available for viewing and download below.

North Central Region Data Files

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