Existing Business & Industry

The Town of Bluffton offers an innovative, pro-business climate supported by workforce development programs, higher-education partnerships, an entrepreneurial network of resources and numerous organizations, programs and policies designed to give area businesses a competitive advantage.

Existing Business and Industry in the Town of Bluffton exemplifies a varied economy as demonstrated by the town’s Top Ten Major Employers, Top Ten Tax Payers, and issued business licenses.

Town of Bluffton
Top Ten Major Employers 2015

 Company
 Product or Service
 Number of Employees
 Beaufort County School District – Bluffton Only
 Education
 556
 eviCore healthcare, LLC
 Healthcare
 354
 Inn at Palmetto Bluff & Palmetto Bluff Clubs
 Hotel/Tourism
 347
 Publix
 Retail
 234
 NHC Healthcare/ Bluffton
 Healthcare
 207
 Resort Services, Inc.
 Linen Supply
 180
 Hargray
 Communications
 150
 Town of  Bluffton Township Fire Department
 Public Service
 129
 Kroger
 Retail
 125
 Town of Bluffton
 Government
 107
 Outback Steakhouse
 Restaurant
 78

Sources: The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Town of Bluffton Finance Department


Town of Bluffton
Top Five Tax Payers Fiscal Year 2015 / Tax Year 2014

 Company
 Product or Service
 Total Assessed Value
 Rank
 Percent of Total Town Taxable Assessed Value
 South Carolina Electric & Gas
 Utility
 $4,360,190
 1
 2.8%
 East Coast Newspaper
 Newspaper
 $1,912,750
 2
 1.2%
 Palmetto Electric Cooperative
 Utility
 $1,712,190
 3
 1.1%
 Garrison Bluffton, LLC
 Developer
 $1,306,610
 4
 0.8%
 PBLH, LLC
 Other Personal Care Services
 $1,138,900
 5
 0.7%

Note: The rankings are based on total taxes paid and not the total assessed value
Source: Beaufort County Assessor’s Office

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