Key Industries in Horry County

As a world-class destination for business in the Southeast, Myrtle Beach benefits from a few main industry clusters that contribute to the success of our region. Key industries in Horry County - aerospace, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and corporate headquarters - comprise a significant portion of our booming economy, and investments come from both U.S. and international companies. In 2017, Business Facilities ranked South Carolina #10 for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. What may be surprising is that while new companies certainly bring economic boons, existing industry accounts for the majority of new jobs created in Myrtle Beach. In 2016, nearly 60% of total new jobs announced came from existing businesses and subsequent expansions.

Aerospace

Aerospace workforce in SC has grown by 600% in the last 10 years.

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Manufacturing

There are 3,500+ people employed in manufacturing in Horry County.

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Technology

The Myrtle Beach area offers a growing pool of high-tech, skilled technical workers.

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Healthcare

The Myrtle Beach region is one of the fastest growing regions in the US and...

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Top Employers

Horry County’s top employers range from healthcare to manufacturing.

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Success Stories

Executive HeliJet Executive HeliJet performs all aircraft maintenance and repair actions, including aircraft painting, interiors,...
Teknoware Teknoware develops, manufactures, and supplies interior lighting systems for commercial vehicles, and emergency...
Laudisi Enterprises Laudisi Enterprises, founded in 2000 by Sykes Wilford, has expanded and continued to...
Worksman Cycles Worksman Cycles is the nation’s oldest bicycle manufacturing firm; it started operations in...
Kingman Airline Services Kingman Airline Services’ decision to locate at the Myrtle Beach International Airport is...