Williamsport is well known for producing Textron's Lycoming aircraft engines. Shop-Vac, the prominent maker of wet/dry vacuums, is headquartered in Williamsport. In addition, the Bethlehem Wire Rope facility, located in Williamsport, is North America's single largest wire rope manufacturing facility and provides numerous jobs.
The top employment sectors in Williamsport are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction, and metal and metal products. Sales and office occupations (24% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (21% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving jobs (19% of the workforce).
The Williamsport region's top job providers:
- Susquehanna Health
- State Government
- Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Williamsport Area School District
- Brodart Company
- Springs Window Fashions, LLC
- West Pharmaceuticals
- Weis Markets
- Textron Lycoming Engines
- Shop Vac Corporation
- The Williamsport Hospital
- Hope Enterprises, Inc
- Primus Technologies Corp
- Wegmans Food Markets Inc
- Bethlehem Wire Rope
- Abb Inc
- L-3 Communications Corp
- Alcan Corporation
- Glamorise Foundation, Inc
- Flowserve Corporation
Some of the most popular occupations in Williamsport where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, advertising sales agents, civil engineers, medical and health services managers and financial managers.
Details about Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Cost of living index in 2008: 85.7 (national average: 100). Population 25 years of age and older holding a college degree: 16%. Average salary in 2009: $23,000.
Local businesses are invited to work with useful associations including:
- Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
- Williamsport - Merchants & Business Association
- Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
- Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is a good source of information for those interested in local business activities.