Foothill Region & 4 NC counties

Foothill Region & 4 NC counties

REGIONAL SNAPSHOT Industry Cluster Analysis Foothills Region, North Carolina Table of contents 01 02 Overview Industry Cluster Analysis 01 Industry cluster analysis How to interpret results of cluster analysis Industry cluster analysis How to interpret cluster data results Contains that are more Contains that tell a different story for The graphs four clusters quadrants each clusters cluster. are more concentrated in the region but

Mature are declining (negative growth). Top left These clusters typically fall into the lower quadrant as (strong but job losses cause a decline declining) in concentration. Transforming Contains clusters that are under-represented in the Bottom left region (low concentration) (weak and and are also losing jobs. Clusters in this region may declining) indicate a gap in the workforce pipeline if local industries anticipate a future need. In general, clusters in this quadrant show a lack of competitiveness. section 01 concentrated in the region and are growing. These clusters are strengths that help a region stand out from the competition. Top right Small, high-growth clusters (strong and can be expected to advancing)

become more dominant over time. Stars Emergin g in the Contains clusters that are under-represented region but are Bottom right growing, often (weak but quickly. If growth advancing) trends continue, these clusters will eventually move into the top right quadrant. Clusters in this quadrant Modified from: http://www.charlestonregionaldata.com/bubble-chart-explanation/ 4 are considered emerging strengths 02 Region1 Foothills Region & 4 NC counties Foothills Region Buncombe County Burke County Gaston County Henderson County Overview

Foothill Region & 4 NC counties This region is comprised of the Foothills Region plus four additional counties from North Carolina. Charlotte lies to the east of the region. Buncombe Burke Cleveland (Foothills) Gaston Henderson McDowell (Foothills) Polk (Foothills) Rutherford (Foothills) section 02 6 Industry and occupation Industry cluster bubble chart 4 Mature 11615.69 Star LQ, 2014 3

245974.11 -10% 682.19 12206.23 -5% 6963.30 1490.82 17898.92 20257.75 -15% 10250.21 24685.12 19960.22 10497.11 36968.96 1 9443.73 0%6175.38 13293.09 5% 10% 10718.06 15% 20% 0

Transforming Emerging -1 Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014 section 02 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 7 Industry and occupation Manufacturing sub-cluster bubble chart Mature 6 4915.43 Star LQ, 2014 5 4 3 8415.57 24685.12 5719.92 2 3613.22

-20% -10% 1335.41 1 0% 10% 20% 30% 685.58 40% 0 Transforming Emerging -1 Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014 section 02 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 8 Industry cluster analysis Fabricated Metal Prod Mfg. (1.58; 5,720) Machinery Manufacturing (1.25; 3,613) Star Clusters Level of Specialization

Mature Clusters Electrical Equip., App & Comp Mfg. (4.97; 4,915) Apparel & Textiles (3.49; 11,616) Transportation Equipment Mfg. (2.16; 8,416) Glass & Ceramics (2.04; 1,491) Chemicals (1.91; 10,250) Manufacturing Supercluster (1.64; 24,685) Forest & Wood Products (1.61; 10,497) Advanced Materials (1.51; 19,960) Biomedical/Biotechnical (1.32; 45,974) Percent Growth in Specialization Transforming Clusters Transportation & Logistics (0.87; 12,206) Energy (Fossil & Renewable) (0.83; 20,258) Education & Knowledge Creation (0.68; 6,963) Business & Financial Services (0.65; 36,969) Computer & Electronic Prod Mfg. (0.51; 1,335) Mining (0.5; 682) Emerging Clusters Arts, Enter., Rec & Visitor Industries (0.98; 17,899) Printing & Publishing (0.81; 6,175) Agribusiness, Food Proc & Tech (0.8; 10,718) IT & Telecommunications (0.75; 13,293) Primary Metal Manufacturing (0.68; 686) Defense & Security (0.5; 9,444) section 02 NOTE: The first number after each cluster represents its location quotient while the second number represents the number of total jobs (full and part time jobs by place of work) in that cluster in the region in 2014. The clusters are sorted in decreasing order by location quotient. 9

Industry Clusters: Leakages Regional requirements, 2013 Business & Finance Energy (Fossil & Renewable) Manufacturing Supercluster ** Advanced Materials Biomed/Biotechnical ** IT & Telecommunications Chemicals ** Agribusiness & Food Processing Defense & Security Transportation and Logistics Transportation Equipment ** Arts, Entertainment & Visitor Industries Forestry & Wood Products ** Printing & Publishing Machinery Manufacturing Fabricated Metal Education & Knowledge Creation Primary Metal Apparel & Textiles ** Computer & Electronic Product Mining Electrical Equipment ** Glass & Ceramics ** $0 Satisfied outside region $1,800,000,000 $3,600,000,000 $5,400,000,000 $7,200,000,000 Note: ** shows Star clusters section 02

Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 10 03 Region2 4 NC counties Buncombe Burke Gaston Henderson Overview Four NC counties Two counties in the West and two counties in the East of the Foothills Region form this experimental region. This is a noncontiguous area and the objective is to know the competitive clusters in the surrounding region. Buncombe Foothills Region Burke Gaston

Henderson section 03 12 Industry and occupation Industry cluster bubble chart 4 Mature Star 7945.20 LQ, 2014 3 19535.97 2 33319.73 14252.88 7346.00 896.40 5603.73 16080.00 4871.17 15536.30 1 0% -20% 402.93 -10% 11232.99 8687.39 31571.87

5231.42 7098.68 7970.12 10% 20% 30% 40% 0 Transforming Emerging -1 Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014 section 03 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 13 Industry and occupation Manufacturing sub-cluster bubble chart Mature 6 4242.77 Star 5

LQ, 2014 4 3 7245.22 19535.97 2 4095.88 2542.52 -30% -20% -10% 1 1174.03 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 235.54 0 Transforming Emerging Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014

section 03 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 14 Industry cluster analysis Star Clusters Electrical Equip, App & Comp Mfg. (5.46; 4,243) Apparel & Textiles (3.04; 7,945) Fabricated Metal Product Mfg. (1.44; 4,096) Advanced Materials (1.37; 14,253) Machinery Manufacturing (1.12; 2,543) Level of Specialization Mature Clusters Transportation Equipment Mfg. (2.37; 7,245) Manufacturing Supercluster (1.65; 19,536) Glass & Ceramics (1.56; 896) Forest & Wood Products (1.44; 7,346) Chemicals (1.33; 5,604) Biomedical/Biotechnical (1.22; 33,320) Arts, Enter, Rec & Visitor Industries (1.08; 15,536) Percent Growth in Specialization Emerging Clusters Transforming Clusters Energy (Fossil & Renewable) (0.84; 16,080) IT & Telecommunications (0.81; 11,233) Business & Financial Services (0.71; 31,572) Education & Knowledge Creation (0.66; 5,231)

Computer & Electronic Product Mfg. (0.57; 1,174) Defense & Security (0.48; 7,099) Mining (0.38; 403) Printing & Publishing (0.81; 4,871) Transportation & Logistics (0.79; 8,687) Agribusiness, Food Proc & Tech (0.76; 7,970) Primary Metal Manufacturing (0.3; 236) section 03 NOTE: The first number after each cluster represents its location quotient while the second number represents the number of total jobs (full and part time jobs by place of work) in that cluster in the region in 2014. The clusters are sorted in decreasing order by location quotient. 15 Industry Clusters: Leakages Regional requirements, 2013 Business & Finance Energy (Fossil & Renewable) Manufacturing Supercluster ** Advanced Materials Biomed/Biotechnical ** IT & Telecommunications Defense & Security Agribusiness & Food Processing Chemicals ** Transportation Equipment ** Transportation and Logistics Arts, Entertainment & Visitor Industries ** Forestry & Wood Products ** Printing & Publishing Machinery Manufacturing Fabricated Metal Education & Knowledge Creation Primary Metal Apparel & Textiles Computer & Electronic Product Mining Electrical Equipment

Glass & Ceramics ** $0 Satisfied outside region $1,500,000,000 $3,000,000,000 $4,500,000,000 $6,000,000,000 Note: ** shows Star clusters section 03 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 16 04 Region3 3 SC counties Cherokee Greenville Spartanburg Overview Three SC counties The three counties region forms the northern boundary of South Carolina and it is adjacent to the NC Foothills Region. The region is at the crossroads of

interstates I-85 and I-26. I-85 connects to Charlotte metropolitan area in the northeast. Cherokee Greenville Spartanburg section 04 18 Industry and occupation Industry cluster bubble chart 15450.73 3 9514.90 LQ, 2014 Mature Star 29715.19 2 21294.84 17840.96 28275.58 11723.40 6931.89 775.19 -50% -40%

-30% -20% -10% 14984.23 7074.40 23875.14 1 0% 48485.57 6243.43 13451.65 10% 13488.83 20% 30% 900.12 0 Transforming -1 Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Emerging Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014 section 04 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and

extended proprietors). 19 Industry and occupation Manufacturing sub-cluster bubble chart Mature 4 Star 12698.72 LQ, 2014 3 7133.47 2467.74 29715.19 2 5791.99 -60% -30% 1 0% 30% 60% 90% 120% 1494.97 128.3

0 Transforming Percent change in LQ, 2009-2014 Emerging Note: Label includes cluster name, LQ in 2014, and Employment in 2014 section 04 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 20 Industry cluster analysis Chemicals (2.66; 15,451) Apparel & Textiles (2.64; 9,515) Electrical Equip., App & Comp Mfg. (2.31; 2,468) Machinery Manufacturing (2.28; 7,133) Advanced Materials (1.49; 21,295) Fabricated Metal Product Mfg. (1.48; 5,792) Transportation & Logistics (1.18; 17,841) Education & Knowledge Creation (1.07; 11,723) Star Clusters Level of Specialization Mature Clusters Transportation Equipment Mfg. (3.01; 12,699) Manufacturing Supercluster (1.82; 29,715) Energy (Fossil & Renewable) (1.07; 28,276) Percent Growth in Specialization Emerging Clusters Transforming Clusters

Forest & Wood Products (0.98; 6,932) Glass & Ceramics (0.98; 775) Business & Financial Services (0.79; 48,486) IT & Telecommunications (0.79; 14,984) Arts, Enter, Rec & Visitor Industries (0.68; 13,452) Defense & Security (0.66; 13,489) Computer & Electronic Product Mfg. (0.52; 1,495) Printing & Publishing (0.76; 6,243) Biomedical/Biotechnical (0.63; 23,875) Mining (0.61; 900) Agribusiness, Food Proc & Tech (0.49; 7,074) Primary Metal Manufacturing (0.12; 128) section 04 NOTE: The first number after each cluster represents its location quotient while the second number represents the number of total jobs (full and part time jobs by place of work) in that cluster in the region in 2014. The clusters are sorted in decreasing order by location quotient. 21 Industry Clusters: Leakages Regional requirements, 2013 Business & Finance Manufacturing Supercluster ** Advanced Materials Energy (Fossil & Renewable) ** IT & Telecommunications Biomed/Biotechnical Chemicals Transportation Equipment ** Agribusiness & Food Processing Defense & Security Transportation and Logistics Arts, Entertainment & Visitor Industries Forestry & Wood Products Fabricated Metal Printing & Publishing Primary Metal

Machinery Manufacturing Education & Knowledge Creation Apparel & Textiles Computer & Electronic Product Mining Electrical Equipment Glass & Ceramics $0 Satisfied outside region $2,200,000,000 $4,400,000,000 $6,600,000,000 $8,800,000,000 Note: ** shows Star clusters section 04 Source: EMSI Class of Worker 2015.4 (QCEW, non-QCEW, self-employed and extended proprietors). 22

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