A Skilled

Employment statistics, job forecasts, wages, demographics, and other labor market information help public and private organizations, researchers, and others better understand today’s complex workforce. Spartanburg County has a skilled workforce readily available to businesses looking to locate or expand in the area.

Power in Numbers

Strong Workforce

Locating in Spartanburg County provides access to a strong workforce. 22.7% works in manufacturing, and 21.3% works in trade/transportation/utilities.

Cost of Living

Our wage rates and regional cost of living make Spartanburg a smart choice for businesses and employees.

Wage Rates

Our wage rates and regional cost of living make Spartanburg a smart choice for businesses and employees.

Proven Growth

Population Growth

Spartanburg is an up and coming destination to live and work, with population growth trending ahead of our region, state and nation.

Housing Market

Housing market trends throughout the region exemplify the growth we have experienced, and the growth to come.

Graduation Rates

Our growing population creates continued opportunity to develop our future workforce. Spartanburg County produces an average of 3,056 high school graduates and 2,929 college graduates per year.

“In Upstate South Carolina, local leadership initiatives are helping the area maintain a competitive workforce and positioning the underemployed to take advantage of newly created job opportunities. Local leaders consider affordable/workforce housing as key infrastructure on par with roads and utilities and consistently work to ensure both viability and capacity. . .This region is one to which employers and investors will continue to migrate as population and market growth persists in coming years.”

Dillon Swayngim
Colliers International writing for REBusinessOnline.com

Talent is a team effort

Spartanburg Community College

Five campuses for associate degree and certificate programs in technical careers

Spark Center

360,000+ square ft industrial and office space for economic development and workforce recruitment development projects

Ready SC

Statewide incentive for workforce recruitment and training

SC Works

Statewide organization linking job-seekers and employers

Apprenticeship Carolina

Statewide career development and workforce retention program

Talent Toolkit

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