Corporate Operations + Financial Services*

Across our five counties, nearly 3,500 establishments in the Corporate Operations & Financial Services cluster employ more than 50,700 workers.

* For a complete list of sectors, please review the Corporate Operations & Financial Services Target Industry Overview brochure.

Target Industry Workforce Metrics

Our five-county region draws workers from two labor sheds. York, Chester, and Lancaster County employers primarily source workers within the "Northern Labor Shed" while Fairfield and Richland County employers primarily source workers from the "Southern Labor Shed". Please see our 2018 Workforce Study to learn more about these geographies.

Jobs in Industry (2018)
Average Annual Earnings (I-77 Region, 2018)
Industry Job Growth (2010-2018)

* Labor sheds contain overlapping geographies and cannot be summed.

South Carolina and I-77 Region Advantages

  • Excluding separations, South Carolina’s Corporate Operations & Financial Services cluster is projected to exceed eight percent job growth over the next five years (2018-2023) (US: Six percent)
  • Average annual earnings for this cluster in the I-77 region and South Carolina are 33% and 36% below the US rate, respectively (2018)
  • From 2013 to 2018, South Carolina added nearly 27,800 jobs in this cluster. 24% of those jobs were created in the I-77 region
  • Since 2010, Lancaster County added 3,709 new jobs (+169% increase) in this cluster. Among the forty-six South Carolina counties, it ranks first for growth rate and fifth for new jobs
  • In 2018, seventy-eight institutions of higher education across South Carolina and nearby North Carolina counties awarded over 20,100 degrees in fields related to the fifteen occupations with highest projected demand in the Corproate Operation & Financial Services cluster

Corporate + Financial Services Brochure

Existing Corporate Operation & Financial Service Cluster Employers

Company Location
AetnaColumbia, SC
AflacColumbia, SC
AT&TColumbia, SC
Atlas Copco USARock Hill, SC
Citi Financial ServicesFort Mill, SC
Companion Data ServicesColumbia, SC
Daimler Trucks N.A.Fort Mill, SC
First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.Columbia, SC
London Stock ExchangeFort Mill, SC
OneMain HoldingFort Mill, SC
Company Location
PricewaterhouseCoopersColumbia, SC
Schaeffler Group USAFort Mill, SC
SeibelsColumbia, SC
SegraColumbia, SC
TeleperformanceColumbia, SC
TM FloydColumbia, SC
VerizonColumbia, SC
Wells Fargo Home MortgageFort Mill, SC
Wells Fargo Bank Customer ConnectionColumbia, SC
Williams & Fudge, Inc.Rock Hill, SC

Recent Expansion or Relocation Announcements

Announced Company Sector County Pledged Investment Pledged Jobs
2018 Sharonview Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters Lancaster $42,000,000 115
2018 Capgemini IT consulting & Technology Center Richland Not disclosed 200
2018 RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp. Mortgage processing York 34,000,000 1,100
2018 ServiceMac, LLC Mortgage subservicing Lancaster $24,000,000 1,000
2017 Diversey Corporate Headquarters York $6,100,000 400

Skilled Talent
Research + Innovation + Workforce Training Resources

  • Seeks to provide USC students with intensive exposure to entrepreneurial concepts, small business management training, and interaction with a network of successful entrepreneurs in South Carolina
  • Partners with Ernst & Young and the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina in hosting the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Carolinas Region
  • Facilitates and supervises the conduct of in-depth consulting projects by students in The Darla Moore School of Business who work with entrepreneurial companies throughout South Carolina
  • Consulting teams work with a small business on a specific problem or project. The projects are driven by the clients’ needs, with the goal of providing a real service in return for the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in researching and solving a business problem
  • Ranked as the #1 international MBA program in the United States by U.S. News & World Report
  • Program includes an extensive international immersion and second language development
  • Integrated coursework with real-world consulting projects to help students become “business ready” on a global scale
  • Expanded leadership development curriculum prepares students with long-term leadership skills, giving them the agility they need to succeed in any marketplace
  • Established to improve America’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise by providing international education, research and training activities that help U.S. businesses prosper in an international economy
  • Enables USC to marshal their internationally oriented educational, research and outreach resources in a manner that directly serves to strengthen the international competitiveness of the U.S.
  • Unique resource for innovative education, research and outreach to serve a growing constituency with new multi-disciplinary approaches to meet the challenges of a dynamic international environment
  • Unique one-year graduate program at USC which is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Computing and the Darla Moore School of Business
  • Designed for students and professionals in STEM fields
  • The program focuses on technology innovation, prototyping, customer discovery, business model development, commercialization, and legal protection
  • Supports continued development of international education opportunities so students gain the necessary international business skills, cross-cultural experience and foreign language proficiencies needed to compete effectively in today’s globalized economy
  • Advocates faculty development and international business research to help ensure that the international business knowledge conveyed in the classroom is up-to-date and relevant
  • Builds upon longstanding relationships with the SC International Trade Coalition, Charleston Women in International Trade, the SC State Ports Authority, the SC Department of Commerce, World Trade Center – Charleston, the Ex-Im Bank City/State partnership and other international trade organizations to expand international trade education and assistance to mid-career professionals
  • First organization in South Carolina to offer the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional credential program and training seminars
  • GBRC and the Charleston Women in International Trade partner on a mentoring program that matches School of Business students with global trade and logistics professionals in mutually beneficial relationships and hosts workshops connecting students with working professionals
  • Multiyear certification initiative designed to provide participating students with a structured, yet flexible, approach to learning about leadership
  • Students develop leadership potential through the completion of 20 elements comprised of knowledge acquisition, applications of skills and experiences centered around the leadership development of the student
  • Students evolve in the program, initially learning about leadership through seminars and workshops, to ultimately demonstrating leadership experiences prior to graduation
  • Highly regarded for its innovative, applied approach to advanced business topics
  • Students collaborate with prestigious domestic and international companies on real-world projects as well as network with executives, entrepreneurs and HR professionals at more than 20 program-sponsored events scheduled throughout the year
  • Students have access to personalized, individual career counseling and job placement assistance including an annual employer networking forum
  • IT-oLogy uses innovative programs that connect and inspire students and professionals to develop the skills they need to become the problem solvers of today and tomorrow.
  • IT-oLogy has helped 73,921 students and 7,714 educators explore IT through field trips, in-class deliverables, career fairs, competitions and Cyber Saturdays.
  • IT-oLogy has assisted in increasing the number of professionals employed in IT- related occupations by 24% from 2009 -2013, as compared to 11% nationally.
  • IT-oLogy has reached 53,867 IT professionals and business leaders with its conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Through the Coursepower program, IT-oLogy has played a role in helping universities and technical colleges increase their enrollment in IT-related classes by 30%. At these sixteen academic institutions, 5,021 SC students have taken one or both of the foundational courses needed to earn the computer science minor. To date, 4,271 students have enrolled in the Applied Computing Minor.


  • iTs|SC is dedicated to promoting Columbia’s wealth of opportunities within the insurance technology sector and is supported by EngenuitySC. Its mission is to cultivate an environment where talent, innovation, collaboration, and a shared vision empower a world class industry.
  • The vision of iTs|SC is to grow its 20+ companies and 15,000+ employees into the largest and most competitive insurance technology cluster in the world.
  • Events Open to the Public:
    • Executive Speaker series is held quarterly and features some of Columbia’s most dynamic and knowledgeable executives to speak about hot and trending topics.
    • Careers in Insurance Mixer is held semi-annually and during this event college students and recent grads connect with local industry contacts and recruiters. The atmosphere is less formal than a typical career fair to further enable students and grads to network about internships and job opportunities.
    • Leadership Insurance program, launched in 2014, is an 8-part course designed for the up-and-coming leaders in the region’s industry to learn, connect, collaborate and grow. The course curriculum is instructed by local leaders, many of whom are active iTs|SC members, and also includes leadership development and a group project with real-life application.


  • SC Cyber, both internally and through a variety of partnerships, seeks to develop programs that address identified needs, as these programs fall broadly into five target areas.
  • Five target areas include:
    • Training and workforce development
    • Education
    • Advanced technology development and commercialization
    • Knowledge management
    • Critical infrastructure protection


  • SC Codes is a collaboration powered by the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Build Carolina.
  • SC Codes is a platform connecting South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology, which offers coding courses and mentorship opportunities to anyone who wants access to technology education, all free of charge.
  • The goal of SC Codes is to prepare more South Carolinians for jobs in the technology industry by making it easy to access curriculum, training, mentors, events, and job postings.


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