Manufacturing has a major presence in Anderson's economy. The city has more than 230 manufacturers including numerous international companies. The significant industries in Anderson are metal products, automotive products, plastics, consumer products, industrial machinery and textiles. In addition, the county is a major player in the plastics industry.
Anderson is the headquarters of numerous notable companies including Alpha Technology Inc., Metco Inc, Consolidated Southern Industries, Peoples Bank, Electrolux, Electric City Signs & Neon and Westwind Inc. Anderson also includes international companies from a number of countries including Germany, Canada, Ireland, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Japan.
In Anderson, the sectors providing the most jobs are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, construction, textile mills and textile products, plastic goods, rubber products and the government.
About 27% of the workers are employed in management, professional and related occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise about 23% of the workforce. Approximately 18% of the labor force consists of production, transportation and material moving workers.
Noteworthy details regarding Anderson, South Carolina: Population 25 years of age and older holding a bachelor's degree: 20%. Cost of living index in 2008: 83.8 (U.S. average: 100). Average earnings in 2009: $26,000.
The largest employers located in Anderson and the surrounding area:
- AnMed Health - Healthcare
- Anderson County School District #5
- Electrolux Home Products
- State of SC - Budget & Control
- Robert Bosch Corporation
- Anderson County School District #1
- Anderson County Government
- Michelin North America Mfg., Division
- Glen Raven Custom Fabrics
- Milliken-Cushman Facility
- Tri-County Technical College
- Owens Corning
- Shaw Industries
- City of Anderson
- Timken US Corporation
- Hexcel Corporation
- Blair Mills, L.P.
- Hydro Aluminum North America
- Plastic Omnium, LLC
Some of the helpful organizations that work with Anderson businesses are:
- Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
- South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
- South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
- Small Business Administration - South Carolina
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