News from Lancaster County

Simpson Electric Selects Lancaster County for Corporate Office and Operations

June 27, 2017 Lancaster, SC – Simpson Electric ( and the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development (LCDED) announced that Simpson Electric has selected Indian Land for its new corporate office and operation center. Simpson Electric, a long standing family owned business founded in Charlotte, is the largest residential electrical contractor in the region. The company provides electrical wiring services for a variety of residential customers including custom builders to large national home builders. The company will relocate its Charlotte office and operations currently in leased space on Crump Road to a 10,000 square foot facility they will construct and…

County honors FabFours, PCI Group and Nutramax

By Mandy Catoe The Lancaster News Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development recognized three businesses with Industry of the Year awards at Monday night’s county council meeting. Jamie Gilbert, Economic Development Director, presented top awards to the companies in three categories based on their number of employees: small (1-99 workers), medium (100-299 workers) and large (more than 300 workers). “When I was hired as your Economic Development Director last July, I made the promise that existing industry would be our No. 1 priority, because those are the companies that are here making the investments in…

Gilbert focused on replacing Duracell

By Greg Summers, Lancaster News Friday, June 9, 2017 The city of Lancaster’s biggest recruiting tool in its quest to replace the departing Duracell operation, Jamie Gilbert says, is the quality of Duracell’s workforce. “We’ve been out there several times in the last couple of months,” said Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director. “What you see is a workforce that is as committed and dedicated to get the job done as they were prior to the announcement they were closing. “You don’t see any loss of enthusiasm,” he said. “If we’re on a short list for a company and we could…