Sugar production forms the backbone to the local economy. The Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana's main sugar processing company, has a factory and works at Skeldon.
The town is served by several buses that connect the town to Georgetown and other villages. At Moleson Creek, the Stelling with Ferry services to Suriname is located. There is an airstrip for small aircraft within GuySuco's Skeldon Sugar Estate's premises.
- Imran Jafferally, cricketer
- "Guyana: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2009.
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