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Beaufort County Economic Development

Beaufort County Economic Development

Why Beaufort County?

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The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is here to facilitate the creation of new and better jobs and investment in Beaufort County. Here on our website, you will find extensive information on starting or doing business in Beaufort County, along with a listing of available buildings and sites. The Chamber works closely with its local, regional and state partners, both public and private, to fulfill its mission.  

 

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  • Site location consulting including available land, existing buildings and build-to-suit facilities
  • Alignment with state and local workforce development resources
  • Gathering and providing information regarding demographics and statistics
  • Regional site visits for business site selection
  • Incentive analysis, guidance and preparation
  • Planning and permitting assistance and direction
  • Advocacy for economic development and business

Workforce/Education:

  • Steady flow of trained and experienced transitioning military personnel and spouses readily available in the Region
  • University of South Carolina at Beaufort (USC-B)
  • Collaborative Pipeline Programs linking K-12, Technical College of the Lowcountry and USC-B
  • Strong Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • Popular destination for skilled and experienced retirees
  • Community recruitment victory of the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Gateway Campus, South Carolina’s newest 4-year college
  • Early college and career programs

Strengths of Economic Base:

  • Locational proximity between two major ports in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA
  • Desirable and convenient geographic location
  • Located within the Aerospace Corridor of the southeast
  • Strong base of healthcare and hospitality industries
  • A growing diversity of new business startups
  • Community of defense contracting businesses
  • Executives attracted to Lowcountry environment and lifestyle
  • 3 military installations including the Marine Corps Air Station with the addition of F-35 operations and training facilities
  • Strong available transitioning military workforce

Business Climate and Costs:

  • Positive real estate market
  • Affordable cost of physical infrastructure, property and utilities
  • Investments being made in developing industrial parks, larger scale business parks, and distribution facilities in the region
  • Attractive property tax incentives
  • Assistance available for job training

Climate of Entrepreneurship:

Infrastructure:

  • Direct interstate connections between the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport and the Port of Savannah and outward to major US markets via Interstate 95 and US Highway 17
  • Advantageous position between two major US ports, Savannah and Charleston
  • For the SCDOC Buildings and Sites Locator, Click Here
  • Business parks and industrial sites convenient and affordable
  • Major logistics and warehousing potential
  • Utility services ample to meet strong future growth needs