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Discover Dorchester County

Located in the Charleston region of South Carolina, Dorchester County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, and for good reason. Discover what makes Dorchester County a premier business community.

Latest Local News



Scout Boats to expand operations in Dorchester County

$10.9 million expansion adding 370 new jobs to Summerville . . .



WABCO celebrates official grand opening of new facility

145,000 sq ft facility for automotive supplier opens. . .

Who's Already Here


A number of manufacturers in the aerospace industry have chosen to land in the Charleston region, including Boeing and Global Aeronautica. Propel your company with the variety of advantages Dorchester County offers.


South Carolina is accelerating in the automotive industry, helping to fuel companies like BMW and Michelin. Automotive companies located in Dorchester County benefit from the state's network of over 200 automotive suppliers.


Dorchester County has developed the formula for bioscience companies to grow: a young and well-educated workforce as well as reliable utilities. Our area is home to higher education and research institutions to prepare an exceptional workforce.


By land, by sea, or by air, Dorchester County supplies distribution businesses with a robust transportation network that includes the Port of Charleston, dual rail systems, a growing international airport, and multiple interstates.


With an experienced workforce and location just minutes away from the Atlantic Coast, Dorchester County is making waves in the marine industry. In addition, the local area is home to the largest cluster of boat manufacturers in the state.

Competitive Advantages

  • A young, well-educated, and diverse workforce
  • A distinction as the fastest growing county in South Carolina with a retail market of over 136,000 people
  • A well-developed transportation network, including air, rail, interstates, and the Port of Charleston
  • Low operating costs to increase profitability