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The NC Department of Commerce released its 2020 Tier Rankings last week. The State’s Tier Ranking System gives a glimpse at a county’s economy. Hoke County’s tier designation improved from Tier 1 (most economically distressed) to Tier 2 (less economically distressed).
Tier designations are based upon the following criteria:
In Hoke County, the local unemployment rate has declined and the median income for households has risen. Much of this can be attributed to the current Board of Commissioners’ more aggressive approach to attracting businesses and industry to Hoke County which expand our tax base and provide jobs for our citizens.