Infrastructure

Dorchester County is home to a robust infrastructure network. Interstates 95 and 26, as well as two "Class I" railroads, provide unbeatable access to markets throughout the Southeast and the Country. In addition to supporting high-speed telecommunications, the State’s electricity rates rank among the lowest in the nation. The County is committed to continually improving water and sewer infrastructure to meet the needs of citizens and industry alike.

Infrastructure

Business Costs

Dorchester County, and the state of South Carolina, 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.

Doing Business Here

Incentives

State and local incentives are carefully crafted for mutual success. Incentives are geared toward offsetting the upfront costs of an investment to better allow businesses to focus on growth and development.

Incentives

Workforce

As one of the fastest growing counties 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.

Workforce

Existing Industries

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.

Existing Industries

International Business

Global connectivity is important for Dorchester County. Over a third of employees from manufacturing companies are employed by international businesses. Dorchester prioritizes helping our current foreign-owned companies thrive while creating a welcoming environment for international companies to build and grow.

International Business

Questions?

Please contact us with your economic development questions. Our team can help address issues related to starting or expanding a business, relocating your business to the area, and more.

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