Our Economy Goal

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

 

Economy Community Leaders

Runners

The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project partners with Indicator Area Leaders to improve outcomes in each of its seven Indicator Areas.  These organizations set improvement goals based on indicator data and lead individuals, businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts and information, thus facilitating steady progress in quality of life improvement.

 

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the Indicator Area Leader for the Economy Indicator Area. The Chamber convenes a group of professional and nonprofit groups working together to improve economic outcomes in Spartanburg County. They have developed goals in economic priority areas.  Each priority area's work is guided by a Priority Group.

Economy Data

 

 

Leading Indicators

Leading indicators are those measures that best reflect the status of the economy, are most impactful, and are useful predictors of economic trends. The leading indicators for the Economy are:

  • Household Income, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Median Worker Earnings, 16+, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Per Capita Income, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Poverty, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Unemployment Rates, source: SC Works
  • Gross Sales, source: South Carolina Department of Revenue and Taxation
  • Job Losses, source: Appalachian Council of Governments
  • Worker Commuter Patterns, source: United States Census Bureau
  • Employment & Wages, source: Appalachian Council of Governments

Secondary and Crosscutting Indicators

Secondary and crosscutting indicators are other measures of the economy, variables that have impacts on the economy, or are tangentially reflective of the state of the economy.