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, marine, 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.