Dorchester County, SC: Helping Businesses Succeed

Growing a profitable business requires teamwork. Dorchester County and South Carolina provide resources that help businesses succeed. Through a seamless network, businesses can be put in contact with financial assistance, workforce training programs, permitting assistance, and numerous other resources geared toward corporate relocation, expansion, or related growth efforts.


Dorchester County has a robust infrastructure network. Interstates 95 and 26 and two "Class I" railroads provide unbeatable access to markets throughout the Southeast and the Country. In addition, the County is continually improving water and sewer infrastructure and electricity in SC ranks among the lowest in the nation. High-speed telecommunications are also available through several providers.

Business Costs

Dorchester County and the state boast one of the most cost-effective business locations in the nation. State and local incentives are offered to further reduce business costs, and utility providers also work to reduce costs via competitive rate structures for industry.


Incentives are the final piece of a location decision. State and local incentives are carefully crafted for mutual success. Incentives are geared toward offsetting the upfront costs of an investment so a business can focus on growth and development.


As the fastest growing county in South Carolina, Dorchester County has a skilled and educated workforce. The workforce is continuously growing through partnerships with the local schools and technical colleges. Resources are available to tailor the workforce to fit the needs of expanding or relocating businesses.

Existing Industry

Our industries are the backbone of Dorchester County's economic future. We strive to provide the resources needed for corporate growth. With a dedicated manager on staff to work exclusively with existing industries, businesses are able to receive the connections and resources they need for long-term success. Additionally, regular visits help provide unparalleled service through open communication.

Area Maps

With nearby access to the I-95 corridor, a Dorchester County location provides a direct route to Washington, D.C., Miami, and New York, and is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Miami. Dorchester County's location also affords a unique business advantage with connectivity to U.S. and international markets that is second to none. Our interactive map provides an up-close look at Dorchester County's quality of life, infrastructure, traffic counts, and demographic information.