Leading Employers

 

 

 


Largest Public Sector Employers

Company Product or Service Employees
Joint Base Charleston Area U.S. military commands 22,000
Medical University Of South Carolina (MUSC) Hospital, post-secondary education, research 13,000
Charleston County School District Education/public schools 6,500
Charleston County Local government 2,600
College of Charleston Post-secondary education 2,000
U.S. Postal Service Postal service 2,000
City of Charleston Local government 1,700
City of North Charleston Local government 1,200
Trident Technical College Post-secondary education 1,200

Largest Private Sector Employers

Company Product or Service Employees
The Boeing Company Aircraft manufacturing 7,000
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Roper and Bon Secours St Francis Hospitals 5,500
Trident Health System Hospital system 2,500
Walmart Inc. Retail merchandise 2,300
Robert Bosch LLC Antilock brake systems, fuel injectors 2,000
Kiawah Island Golf Resort/The Sanctuary at Kiawah Resort 1,500
Publix Supermarkets Retail grocery stores 1,200
Verizon Wireless Inbound/outbound call center 1,200
KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC Paper, packaging manufacturing 1,000

Largest Manufacturing Employers

Company Product Employees
The Boeing Company Aircraft manufacturing 7,000
KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC Paper, packaging, forest products 1,000
Cummins Turbo Technologies Manufacture turbochargers & air compressors 600
Detyens Shipyards, Inc. (DSI) Shipyard; general ship repairs & modifications 500
Ingevity Manufacture specialty chemicals (Global HQ) 500
Mahle Behr Manufacturer  of engine cooling systems 400
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC Semi-knocked down (SKD) production of Mercedes Sprinter Vans for the U.S. market; $500 million expansion underway to full production and assembly by the end of 2020. Anticipated employee count will be 1,500. 400