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.

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:

Company Name  Employees  NAICS Code  Description 
Amick Farms 1,700   Manufacturing
SCANA 1,900 221122  
Amazon.com 1,200    
Lexington Medical Center  4,376 62111  Healthcare 
Michelin Tire Corp  2,040 326211 Tire Manufacturing 
SCANA Corporation 1,973   Utilities
House of Raeford 857 11199803  
Shaw Industries  600 326192 Floor Covering Manufacturing 
Southeastern Freight Lines 587   Transportation and Warehousing

Source: Central SC Records and Reference USA 

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