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​County Resources


Most counties have a Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Department. Take advantage of these free resources to help your business start and grow. 

Additionally there is a Small Business Development Center near you that can help with business plans, financial planning, and more. Visit to find your local office.


County Economic Development Websites
The South Carolina Association of Counties has a directory of County economic development websites where you can find assistance and resources to help your business grow and prosper.


Beaufort County
Beaufort County is served by a local Economic Development Corporation, as well as the regional economic development organization, Southern Carolina Alliance. The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) is the lead entity for organizing, structuring and leading economic development efforts on behalf of Beaufort County. Our vision is to recruit new private investment, create more job opportunities for residents, and diversify the economy through a healthy tax base.

Charleston County

Created in 1993, the Charleston County Economic Development Department is dedicated to recruiting new businesses, growing existing industries, and improving the Charleston business climate.

Dorchester County

Dorchester County Economic Development is the organization focused on fostering economic prosperity within the County. Our mission is to create an environment that supports new business growth and retention enabling companies to succeed for generations. In addition, we work to strengthen and prepare our community for the future. Through such efforts, we aim to provide our citizens with the opportunities to grow and prosper in Dorchester County.

Greenville County

The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Greenville County, SC. Since its founding by Greenville County Council in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of over 23,000 new jobs and more than $4 billion in capital investment in Greenville County. The organization's continued successes are demonstrated by the innovative, dynamic, and inviting nature of our community.

Horry County

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) leads Horry County's efforts in attracting, growing, and retaining sustainable businesses that create jobs. We work diligently to ensure our region is poised for continued growth, and people have access to opportunities that help build and strengthen our region.

Lexington County

Economic Development is responsible for promoting the County of Lexington as a place to locate new job-creating enterprises and to assist enterprises already located in the County in expansion programs. The Department also develops, manages and markets County-owned business parks consisting of more than 500 acres of available fully serviced sites.

Richland County

With tax incentives, a low cost of living and easy access to transportation, Richland County is a great place to do business. Thanks to several colleges and universities, including the University of South Carolina, we have an educated and motivated workforce that is eager for opportunity. Come see what Richland County has to offer your business!

Need county contact info? Find your location below.

Abbeville CountyDarlington CountyMarion County** 
Aiken CountyDillon CountyMarlboro County
803-642-7642843-774-1400843-661-4850 ext 131
Allendale CountyDorchester County**McCormick County
Anderson CountyEdgefield CountyNewberry County
Bamberg CountyFairfield CountyOconee County
Barnwell CountyFlorence CountyOrangeburg County
Beaufort County**Georgetown CountyPickens County
Berkeley CountyGreenville CountyRichland County**
Calhoun CountyGreenwood CountySaluda County
Charleston County**Hampton CountySpartanburg County
Cherokee CountyHorry County**Sumter County**
Chester CountyJasper County**Union County
Chesterfield CountyKershaw CountyWilliamsburg County
843-623-2535803-425-1500843-355-9321 ext 5300
Clarendon CountyLancaster CountyYork County
Colleton CountyLaurens County
Lee County
Lexington County