Northampton County Local Economy
Agri-business accounts for approximately one-third of the local business. The market Value of farm products sold include peanuts at $19.7 million; cotton, $23 million; hogs, $22.7 million; poultry, $20.8 million; forestry products, $16.3 million; beef cattle, $1.5 million; tobacco, $800 thousand; and soy beans, $600 thousand. The total value including miscellaneous products is $108 million.
Principle types of industrial and commercial activity in the county are textile, apparel, lumber, chemical manufacturing, boat manufacturing, and agricultural processing.