McDowell County Economic Data

Ten Largest Employers (Jan. 2014):

Firm# EmployeesProduct
Baxter Healthcare Corp.
1800+ Intravenous solutions & kits
McDowell County Schools
995 Public education, grades K-12
International Automotive Components720Automotive carpet
McDowell County 449Local Government
The McDowell Hospital  420 Health care  
Marion Correctional Facility 378 Closed-security state prison 
Ethan Allen Operations, Inc. 370 Case good furniture 
Coats North America355Thread finishing
Columbia Forest Products 315 Hardwood plywood 
Rock-Tenn Co.
Paperboard packaging

Median Family Income

2011: $46,239


% Growth:

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