Pickens County, South Carolina has historically had a rich industrial economy. Local companies serve customers across the U.S. and around the world, providing them with products and services that range from hydraulic pumps that keep heavy mining equipment running to unique, automated manufacturing cells to ignition systems that can be found in aircraft across the globe.
Education and training play a critical role in Pickens County's industrial community. Clemson University's status as a top 100 research University, the strength of Pickens County's K-12 school system and the technical education and training resources available at Tri-County Technical College combine to offer local companies a steady stream of highly-skilled employees.
Manufacturing is the county’s primary source of economic growth, with approximately 130 facilities in the Easley, Liberty and Pickens areas. Within the county’s borders, there are over 5,500 employed in manufacturing, with more than half employed in the metalworking/industrial equipment industries.
The importance of manufacturing to the area expands beyond the borders of Pickens County. Within the local region there are more than 90,000 employed by manufacturers at approximately 1,800 facilities.
Pickens County is home to a diverse community of manufacturing and production companies that produce everything from specialty medical devices that keep hearts pumping to igniters that fire engines in aircraft around the world.
A number of companies, big and small, have chosen the our region of South Carolina as the best place for their regional, national and international headquarters.
With its business friendly environment and a skilled workforce, it's no wonder that companies from across the globe have chosen to make their home in our region.
Alliance Pickens has identified key market segments as targets for recruitment and expansion in Pickens County.