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 Northeast Region have been developed using regional industry trends. The current projections cover the years 2012 to 2022 for approximately 400 industries.
The Northeast Region is projected to add nearly 30,000 positions by 2022, with the majority of growth potentially occurring in the Education and Health Services sector. This sector may add more than 11,000 positions from 2012 to 2022, primarily in Health Care and Social Assistance. Professional and Business Services, along with Leisure and Hospitality Services, are adding to the region as well, potentially more than 10,000 jobs combined. The Construction sector is estimated to be the fastest growing in the state with an annualized growth rate of 4.8 percent. Construction of Buildings is the fastest-growing Construction industry, projected to increase at an annualized rate of 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2022 with an additional 1,100 positions. The Top 25 lists of growing and declining detailed industries are available for viewing and download below.
Northeast Region Data Files