Lancaster County, South Carolina knows that its existing business community is the engine that powers the County’s economy. It is why many of our economic development efforts focus on serving the needs of existing businesses. We view ourselves as a long-term partner in the health and ongoing success of our local employers. Existing industry is our top priority and the reason is simple: They committed to us. It is our obligation to commit to them. As a result, we provide additional support to them in a number of ways, including enhanced tax incentives just for being an existing business.
The LCDED Team meets regularly with local companies to discuss their needs and provide support for their business strategies. LCDED partners with them in numerous ways such as assisting them with access to capital, working with local schools and state entities to develop customized training programs, and developing incentives tailored to the specific needs of their expansions. In 2017, the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development launched two existing industry alliances as a way to support, strengthen and grow our advanced manufacturers and corporate office sectors that call Lancaster County home.
The Lancaster Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) provides the County’s robust manufacturing sector a forum to discuss issues of concern and importance to them, while seeking solutions and best practices. LAMP participants include manufacturers of all types and sizes from throughout the County, as well as economic development, education and workforce development partners. The 2-SC Corporate Alliance provides the County’s corporate office sector that includes headquarters, R&D, customer service operations and back office operations, with a network to exchange ideas and information, address key issues, capitalize on opportunities and share best practices impacting the sector. Participation in the 2-SC Corporate Alliance is similar to LAMP but with corporate office operations rather than manufacturers.
By bringing our business community together through LAMP and the 2-SC Corporate Alliance, synergies develop, key issues are identified, action plans emerge and our businesses work with each other to make their big dreams realities!
“This hiring and expansion is going to help drive our business forward as we continue to lead a Movement of Change in the mortgage industry, corporate culture and our communities. Once again, Governor Haley, the State of South Carolina and Lancaster County have proven to be great partners in creating a business-friendly climate that promotes growth and a spirit of partnership between the government and the private sector.”
–Movement Mortgage CEO and Co-Founder Casey Crawford