Target Industries


Business & Financial Services

In 2014 the Lash Group, a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, and LPL Financial announced the relocation of their respective corporate headquarters and east coast operations to Kingsley in Fort Mill. Combined, over 5,000 jobs were announced, validating York County as a prime location in the Charlotte region for corporate back office and headquarter operations. Today both LPL and the Lash Group have moved into their new Fort Mill homes and are already planning significant expansions.

LPL Financial and Lash understand that the business climate, workforce, recreational amenities, great neighborhoods, and outstanding public schools in York County make it an excellent location for corporate back office and headquarter projects. Corporate Class A office parks like Kingsley in Fort Mill provide workers with the amenities they seek while mixed-use developments with ultra-high speed gigabit internet service like Knowledge Park in downtown Rock Hill provide locations for start-up companies to thrive.

In addition to LPL Financial and the Lash Group, Wells Fargo and One Main Holdings have sizable operations in York County.

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Industry Snapshot

York County Labor Shed U.S.
Average Wage $87,386 $115,639 $120,364
Employment 14,880 223,846 19,821,337
5 Year Average Annual Growth Rate 60.60% 13.30% 8.10%
Location Quotient 1.07 1.48 1

Source: Chmura Economics, JobsEQ; 2Q 2021

Training Programs and Other Industry Resources

Home to two research institutions and 16 technical colleges, the Charlotte region and South Carolina offer a wealth of training programs and industry resources.

Winthrop University
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of our kind in the nation. Winthrop has an enrollment of 5,865 undergraduate and graduate students. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future. Winthrop has an average freshman retention rate of 75% and a 4-year graduation rate of 38%. It has an overall graduation rate of 58.4%.

Winthrop University College of Business AdministrationThe Winthrop University College of Business Administration offers degree programs in accounting, finance, management, economics, and more. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 18.5% of graduating seniors graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing.

Winthrop is located in Rock Hill, SC. 

USC Darla Moore School of BusinessUniversity of South Carolina is a public university with an enrollment of roughly 35,000 and a 4-year graduation rate of 58%. The Moore School is best known for its outstanding leadership in international business education and research. It offers programs in accounting, economics, finance, international business, and more. There are currently 5,315 undergraduate and 734 postgraduate students enrolled in the Moore School alone. Its undergraduate major in international business and international master of business administration programs have both been ranked No. 1. It houses research centers including the Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center, the Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management, and the Moore School’s Division of Research. It is the only educational institution in the southeast to serve as a Center for International Business and Education Research. 

USC is approximately 1.5 hours from York County. 

USC Lancaster
USC Lancaster is a public university. It offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and pre-baccalaureate fields of study to be completed elsewhere. Among business options, it offers an Associate in Science in Business, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, and pre-business administration fields of study which include accounting, business economics, and so forth. USC Lancaster has a total enrollment of 1,640 students.

USC Lancaster is about 30 minutes from York County. 

York Tech Lancaster Program
York Tech shares an Associate Degree Nursing Program with USC Lancaster. It offers an AAS in nursing, gen tech-nursing (ADN and Practical), and a DAS in nursing.

UNCC Belk College of Business
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. The Belk College offers degrees in accounting, finance, economics, management, and more. It includes the Robert A. Niblock Student Center for Professional Development and the Women in Business Initiative. UNCC has a total enrollment of 29,615 and a 4-year graduation rate of 26%. 

UNC Charlotte is approximately 50 minutes from York County.

Who's Here

Account Name City Employees Primary Product or Service Website
LPL Financial LLC Fort Mill 2158 Regional Headquarters - Brokerage and Investment Advisory Services
Lash Group Fort Mill 1948 Healthcare Reimbursement Consulting and Patient Support Services
Schaeffler Group USA, Inc Fort Mill 1297 Manufacturer of Automotive Engine Components
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Fort Mill 1133 Call Center - Home Mortgage Services
Domtar - Headquarters Fort Mill 605 Corporate Headquarters - Paper Product Manufacturing Company
Daimler Trucks North America LLC Fort Mill 525 Corporate Backoffice - Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing
Onemain Financial Group, LLC Fort Mill 400 Call Center - Consumer Financial Services
Williams & Fudge, Inc Rock Hill 370 Collection Agency for Student Loan Industry
Diversey Fort Mill 350 Corporate Headquarters - Cleaning Products
Citi Financial Fort Mill 320 Call Center - Consumer Financial Services
Sunbelt Rentals - Headquarters Fort Mill 303 Corporate Headquarters - Tool and Equipment Rental
Mood Media Corporation Fort Mill 250 Business Music Services
Atlas Copco USA Rock Hill 225 Manufacturer of Industrial Air and Gas Compressors
Novant Health, Inc Fort Mill 210 Data Center
3D Systems Corporation Rock Hill 201 Corporate Headquarters - 3D Printer Manufacturing and Services
Key Benefit Administrators Fort Mill 170 Provider of Benefit Administration Services
London Stock Exchange Group Fort Mill 120 Corporate Headquarters - Business and Financial Data Service Provider
ESP Associates, P.A. Fort Mill 116 Civil Engineering Firm
Springs Global U.S. Fort Mill 80 Corporate Headquarters - Home Textiles
MacLean Power - Headquarters Fort Mill 70 Corporate Headquarters - High Voltage Insulators and Protection Products
AccessOne Fort Mill 69 Financial and IT Services for the Healthcare Industry
Pike Engineering Fort Mill 68 Engineering Firm
Arauco North America (formerly Flakeboard) Fort Mill 50 Corporate Headquarters - Wood Product Manufacturer
SPAN Enterprises, LLC Rock Hill 30 Software Development
Komet USA Rock Hill 20 Specialized Dental Rotary Instruments
Mackson, Inc Rock Hill 17 Supplier of Nuclear Fasteners, Structural Steel, Tubing and Certified Nuclear Components

Recent Announcements

  • Sunbelt Rentals (Headquarters) announced an expansion in May 2016 that will lead to 300 new jobs and an $8 million capital investment. Read more. 

  • LPL Financial announced plans for a new facility in June 2014 that will lead to 1,500 new jobs and a $150 million capital investment. Read more.
  • Lash Group announced plans for a new facility in June 2014 that will lead to 1,200 new jobs and a $90 million capital investment. Read more.

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