Provided by the Census Bureau

  1. Private nonfarm establishments, 2003 270,255
  2. Private nonfarm employment, 2003 4,770,283
  3. Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2003 -4.6%1
  4. Nonemployer establishments, 2003 648,904
  5. Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 243,903,865
  6. Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 119,778,409
  7. Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,497
  8. Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 6.3%
  9. Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 26.2%
  10. Housing units authorized by building permits, 2004 51,695
  11. Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 73,195,2901