Every year, 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 Southeast Region have been developed using regional industry trends. The current projections cover the years 2012 to 2022 for approximately 400 industries.
The Southeast Region is projected to add nearly 52,000 positions by 2022, with the majority of growth potentially occurring in the Education and Health Services sector. This sector may add more than 21,000 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 8,000 jobs each in the next 10 years. 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 3.8 percent from 2012 to 2022 and add 5,000 positions. The Top 25 lists of growing and declining detailed industries are available for viewing and download below.
Southeast Region Data Files