Ladson is located within the counties of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester. It covers a total area of 22.3 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in aviation, automotive, construction, textiles, information technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, insurance, real estate and telecommunication, enhance the financial viability of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by youth organization centers, thrift shops, service stations, seafood restaurants and rod side services, contribute to the local economy in a positive way.