Economic Vitality

Economic Vitality

Our community will have access to living wage jobs and our communities will be economically viable.


Economists see high unemployment that continues over time as an economic danger signal. While some level of unemployment is the norm (and healthy) even in a robust economy, a high unemployment rate that continues over time is an indicator that the economy and the community have serious problems. On the other hand, a very low employment rate may signal higher inflation as employers increase wages to attract new workers. Continuing to attract new businesses and industries, and building a “work ready” community strengthens our economy and enhances the quality of life in Greenwood County.

View the full 2018 Economic Vitality report for Greenwood County.

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