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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 16,000
Charleston County School District Education/public schools 5,900
Charleston County Local government 2,700
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
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Roper and Bon Secours St Francis Hospitals 6,000
The Boeing Company Aircraft Manufacturing 6,465
Trident Health System Hospital system 2,600
Walmart Inc. Retail merchandise 2,300
Robert Bosch LLC Antilock brake systems, fuel injectors 1,600
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC Production of Mercedes Sprinter Vans for the U.S. market 1,600
Publix Supermarkets Retail grocery stores 1,200
iQor Inbound/outbound customer service call center 1,200
T-Mobile USA Inbound/outbound customer service center 1,200

Largest Manufacturing Employers

Company Product Employees
The Boeing Company Aircraft manufacturing 6,465
Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC Semi-knocked down (SKD) production of Mercedes Sprinter Vans for the U.S. market; $500 million expansion recently completed. 1,600
Cummins Turbo Technologies Manufacturer turbochargers & air compressors 600
Mahle Behr Manufacturer of engine cooling systems 900
Ingevity Manufacture specialty chemicals (Global HQ) 520
WestRock Paper, packaging, forest products 500
Detyens Shipyards, Inc. (DSI) Shipyard; general ship repairs & modifications 400