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Industry Data

Business & Industry Are Right At Home In Lexington County

Lexington County is home to many of the top U.S. and international companies.  From headquarters and back-office operations to food processing, manufacturing, and distribution, Lexington County’s ideal location and competitive workforce make it the place to be for new and expanding business and industry in South Carolina and the Southeastern U.S.  We have a proven track record in several industry sectors including:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive tire and brake manufacturing
  • Steel processing and finishing
  • Power and hand tool manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Cables and systems manufacturing
  • Generation and sale of electricity and natural gas
  • Food processing
  • Biotechnology
  • Aviation freight transport
  • Hub retail distribution
  • Computer server and chip manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Transportation
  • Headquarters & Back Office

 

Our largest concentration of industry is in the automotive, healthcare, utilities, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

Industry Data

Ownership

Industry

Establishment Count

Avg. Employment for (3) month period

Average Weekly Wage

Total Covered

Total, all industries

6,607

116,096

$756

Federal
Government

Total, all industries

31

623

$1,160

State
Government

Total, all industries

37

2,799

$795

Local
Government

Total, all industries

92

17,015

$1,002

Private

Total, all industries

6,447

95,659

$709

Private

Goods-producing

978

17,521

$959

Private

Natural resources and mining

38

850

$714

Private

Construction

705

6,248

$831

Private

Manufacturing

235

10,424

$1,055

Private

Service-providing

5,469

78,138

$653

Private

Trade,
transportation, and utilities

1,631

33,625

$721

Private

Information

74

1,679

$936

Private

Financial activities

687

4,320

$943

Private

Professional and
business services

1,144

11,914

$703

Private

Education and health
services

565

10,788

$637

Private

Leisure and
hospitality

695

12,429

$283

Private

Other services

673

3,382

$684

Source: BLS, QCEW, First Quarter 2016.

 

Our largest employers include manufacturing operations, agriculture, medical, utilities and freight companies.  The following is a list of our largest companies by number of employees:

Largest Companies by Number of Employees

Name

Employees 

NAICS Code 

Description 

Amick Farms

1,700

 N/A

Manufacturing

SCANA

1,900

221122 

N/A

Amazon.com

1,200

 N/A

 N/A

Lexington Medical Center 

4,376

62111 

Healthcare 

Michelin Tire Corp 

2,040

326211

Tire Manufacturing 

SCANA Corporation

1,973

 N/A

Utilities

House of Raeford

857

11199803

 N/A

Shaw Industries 

600

326192

Floor Covering Manufacturing 

Southeastern Freight Lines

587

 N/A

Transportation and Warehousing

Source: Central SC Records and Reference USA