Governor Cooper announced $1.5 million in grant funding to connect employees to good-paying jobs in North Carolina. Six local partnerships across NC, including Wilkes County, are the recipients of grant funding. The $98,013 grant in Wilkes includes several community partners and will support the development of an action plan for rural workforce transportation in the area. For more information click here.
The 2019 Average Annual Wage for Wilkes County is now $35,331, up from $34,599 in 2018. This wage number is used as a benchmark when applying for State funding. Click here for a complete listing of average annual wages for all counties in NC.