Oct 02, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay
“You want to be diversified, and Lexington County has that,” says Otis Rawl, president and chief executive of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitor Center. The county is growing in both people and businesses. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau pegged its population at 286,196, up 9.1 percent from 2010. Sixty-six percent of those folks were in the labor force, the second highest rate in South Carolina behind York County.