Companies in Dorchester County have access to reliable and economical utility services, with water and wastewater capacity to accommodate diverse operations and an abundant energy supply from a number of fuel sources.


Dorchester County offers ample and affordable power. South
Carolina's electricity rates are approximately 20-25% below the
national average. The region is part of the South Carolina
transmission grid, which is served by four generating utilities with
a combined capacity of 19,721 megawatts.

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Dorchester County offers readily available, high-quality water
through the Lake Marion Regional Water System. Managed by
state-owned utility Santee Cooper, the $118 million, three-phase
project has secured federal funding and has been widely
supported by lawmakers. Serviced by a $30 million treatment
plant, the new Lake Marion Regional Water System will benefit the
citizens of Dorchester County and help make local industry more

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Dorchester County wastewater providers work continuously to provide reliable water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The economic development team and its partners work to ensure your company has the appropriate capacity and access to wastewater.

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Natural Gas

Our industrial product in Dorchester County offers natural gas in most cases, providing a more cost efficient and faster source of electricity. Contact us today to determine if the site/building you are interested in has access to natural gas.

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Companies doing business in Dorchester County can benefit from the Charleston region's fiber optic, digital, and IP-based network that offers the latest and most technologically-advanced communications services. Businesses in the Charleston region tap into everything from the latest feature-rich voice and data services to advanced wireless solutions - all provided by leaders in the telecommunications industry. The Charleston region also has 19 digital switching offices.


Enabling companies to access markets across the country and across the world, the County offers access to every major mode of transportation from interstates and airports to rail lines and a major shipping port. Centrally located roughly halfway between New York and Miami, the area provides multi-modal transportation options to help companies receive materials and transport finished product.

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