Fort Mill is one of the fastest-growing communities in South Carolina. While residents do not have any higher educational opportunities in the city, they have many opportunities in the area around them. In Rock Hill, SC, just eight miles away, residents find York Technical College, where they can pursue Associate of Art degrees. Students also find Winthrop University, where they can pursue bachelor degrees in education, business administration, and art. Students can also attend graduate school at Winthrop in one of 40 program areas. Another great choice for students is Belmont Abbey College about 14 miles away, while students find many educational opportunities in Charlotte, about 40 miles away.
The largest employer in Fort Mill is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, who employs about 2,300 people to handle mortgages for the company's many locations. Ross Distribution has a large distribution center here employing about 1,790 people. Other employers in Fort Mill include Schaeffler Group USA, Incorporated, Citi Financial, Shutterfly, and Domtar. The diversity of industry allows this city to be extremely stable.