Johnston County, North Carolina....Business Information You May Need.
Johnston County, is in east-central North Carolina and borders Wake County and is minutes from Raleigh, the state capital. Johnston County has 11 Municipalities, Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro,Pine Level, Princeton,Selma,Smithfield,Wilson's Mills and the baby, Archer Lodge which is North Carolina's newest town.
The population of Johnston County is, from the 2008 estimate approximately, 163,420, Clayton 16,000, Smithfield 13,000 ( county seat), Cleveland Township 12,000, Selma 7000, Benson 3500.
Johnston County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, it has a business friendly climate and good infrastructure. Transportation for example is well taken care of with Interstates 95 and 40 and Hwy US 70 plus the new US 70 bypass in Clayton has made travel to the beach and points east a breeze and going the other way, into Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham and points west.
The County Sales Tax is 2.5%, State Tax is 5.25%.
The Climate in Johnston County is temperate year round with four distinct seasons. It can get hot in Summer and cold in Winter but typically for short periods.
Johnston Community College offers many programs to educate the young and not so young in getting the skills and training for today's workplace. Novo Nordisk, Talecris Biotherapeutics and Hospira are involved in the training they need their future workers to have. To that end students can earn a pre-biology associates degree and a bio process technology associates degree.
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