The Greenville, NC MSA, is one of the fastest growing urban centers in North Carolina. The local economy is well diversified with industries in advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, food processing, and agriculture. The population increased by 25.7% and the civilian labor force expanded by 21% between 2000 and 2010. During this same time period, employment increased by 13.2%. Recent industrial expansions include Mayne Pharma, Patheon, and ASMO Greenville of North Carolina.