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Existing Industry

Home to over 80+ companies, Dorchester County's broad spectrum of existing industries range from large, Fortune 500 companies to small, homegrown businesses. Although diverse, many of the County's established businesses target a variety of the area's identified market clusters that include Aerospace, Automotive, Bioscience, Distribution, and Marine.

Through new start-up businesses and existing business expansion, a substantial number of jobs are created each year. Much of this growth is attributed to our proactive Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program that was developed to identify and address the challenges, opportunities, and needs of Dorchester County's existing industries. Through our extensive BRE program, a variety of services and tools are also offered to help support existing businesses and local entrepreneurs.

Company Directory

Representing a variety of industrial clusters, Dorchester County has a diverse range of business and industry from aerospace companies to distribution and manufacturing facilities many of which are known as global giants in a competitive marketplace. Discover the many companies already calling Dorchester County home with our company directory.

International Employers

Dorchester County also has a strong presence of international companies that hail from a variety of global locations including Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South America, Sweden, and Switzerland, just to name a few. Of the 20+ international employers in the County, company operations include industrial sectors ranging from biotechnology to manufacturing. Review our comprehensive listing to learn more about the employers that have selected Dorchester County for their international location.

Dorchester County's Top 10 Employers

With a thriving industrial base, Dorchester County's major employers range from industrial facilities to call centers, which include the following top 10 industries:

Name of Company

# of Employees

Robert Bosch Corporation

2,000

iQor

1,211


InterContinental Hotels Group

625

Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. 

273

Scout Boats, Inc.

250

Giant Cement Holding

205

Key West Boats, Inc.

187 

Kapstone-Charleston Wood Procurement

180

ArborGen

140

Kion North America

136