Duplin County is a rural community rich in agribusiness and historical landmarks. Several areas offer tourist attractions and retail shopping. In 2008, the gross retail sales for Duplin County reached $340.7 million helping to stabilize the economic growth of the county. During fiscal year 2007-2008 the average monthly gross tax collection were $817,008. The November 2008 gross state sales and use tax for Duplin County were as follows: $787,319 gross collections and $17,733,584 of taxable sales.