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Dare County Industry Estimate With federal land, DCR and ARNWR, taking up about 90 percent of Dare  County’s mainland, the county’s economy relies on the Outer Banks. The  Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce promotes and develops the economic  prosperity of the Outer Banks business community. The primary industries in  Dare County are arts, entertainment, and recreation, accommodation, food  services, education, and healthcare. As a result of Dare County’s coastal  location, much of the county’s economy is driven by tourism. With numerous  museums and attractions, the area is known for its historic sites and  beachfronts.  Retail Trade 2,331 12.5% Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 580 3.1% Information 367 2.0% Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 2,062 11.1% Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 1,639 8.8% Educational services, and health care and social assistance 2,528 13.6% Tables 2‐8 and 2‐9 show the major employers and total jobs per industry  sector in Dare County, respectively.  Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 3,525 18.9% Other services, except public administration 1,066 5.7% Public administration 1,174 6.3% Source: http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/565/entry Table 2-8. Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Selected Economic  Characteristics, 2010‐2012  Major Employers in Dare County Major Employers Employment Range Dare County Schools 500-999 County Of Dare 500-999 Village Realty & Management Service 250-499 East Carolina Health 250-499 NC Department Of Transportation 250-499 Hyde County Hyde County is known to be a sportsman’s paradise. With thousands of acres  of farmland, many companies seek to establish their business within the  county due to the low costs. The primary industries in Hyde County are  education, healthcare, social assistance, and public administration. Hyde  County Economic Development serves Ocracoke Island as well as all of the  Mainland Hyde County communities including Engelhard, Fairfield, Ponzer,  Scranton, and Swan Quarter.  Source: NC Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division, 2014  Table 2-9. Dare County Jobs per Industry Sector Industry Estimate Percent 444 2.4% 1,743 9.4% Manufacturing 824 4.4% Wholesale Trade 346 1.9% Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining Construction Background Report  Percent Tables 2‐10 and 2‐11 show the major employers and total jobs per industry  sector in Hyde County, respectively.  Source: http://www.ncnortheast.info/regional‐overview/    Page 2‐15