A Strategic Location

LOCATION ADVANTAGES

Positioned in the heart of South Carolina, and the rapidly growing Southeast, the Central SC Region's natural geographic advantage translates into efficient connections to customers and suppliers. Combining a desirable location with smart investments in infrastructure, competitive industrial utility rates, and a cost of living well below the national average, Central SC delivers a globally connected, world-class home.

2/3of the U.S. population accessible within a day's drive

Home to Largest Air Cargo Operation in SC at CAE

Electricity

SC has one of the lowest industrial power rates at roughly 10% below the national average.

Green initiatives are on the rise, helping businesses stretch their dollars. SC and power companies provide rebates and incentives for qualified businesses.

Natural Gas

The cost of natural gas ( $4.64 mcf) falls below the Southeastern U.S average.

Water & Wastewater

With seven of the eight major river basins in the state flowing through Central SC, companies in the region have access to an abundant, high-quality supply of fresh water.

Water $4.42/$5.80 Wastewater $5.35/$7.48 inside/outside city or town. Rate per 1,000 gallons

Telecommunications

  • Fiber
  • Wireless
  • Data
  • Voice

Interstates

NE to SW

Florence, SC
to Kent, TX

SE to NW

Charleston, SC
to Kingston, TN

S to N

Columbia, SC
to Cleveland, OH

N to S

Houlton, ME
to Miami, FL

Airports

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

located within region

Nonstop Service To 9 Major Airports in 8 Cities Including Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Washington D.C. (Dulles & Reagan National), Philadelphia, New York (LGA), Miami • Serves 1.3 Million Passengers Annually On Average • Direct Flights To Major International Airport (CLT) Via Charlotte • Cargo Hub for UPS and FedEx • 75,000 Tons of Air Cargo Processed in 2020

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

95 miles N

Nonstop Service To 183 Destinations • Service to 36 International Destinations • Ranked 5th in the world for air traffic & 6th for passenger traffic • Averaging 1,400 Daily arrivals & departures • Serves More Than 50M Passengers Annually On Average • Home To Norfolk Southern's Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility

Ports

Port of Charleston

120 Miles SE

9th Largest U.S. Port • #3 U.S. Port For North Europe Container Volume • Deepest Water In The Southeast • All Major Container Carriers • Double Truck Moves Averaging 55 Minutes • Neo-Panamax service with channel of 52' • International Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America • Intermodal And Merchandise Rail Services Through CSX And Norfolk Southern

Port of Georgetown

127 Miles E

Dedicated Breakbulk & Bulk Cargo specialized For Cement, Aggregates, Forest Products, Metals • CSX Rail-served warehousing space • Provides nearly 28 acres Of open storage and over 100,000 SF of warehouse space

Port of Savannah

178 Miles S

Largest Single-terminal Container Facility in The Nation • 3rd busiest container gateway in the nation • 1.4 Million SF of covered storage with adjacent rail • Served By CSX & Norfolk Southern • International destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America

Shipping & Foreign Trade Zones

UPS Southeast Region Air Hub & Fedex Ground Hub Located On-site At CAE • FTZ 127 Located At CAE • FTZ 21 Located At Port Of Charleston, Includes Orangeburg • Individual FTZ Sites Established Across The State

Rail Service

CSX & Norfolk Southern offer 2,300+ Miles Of Rail Statewide • Combined Intermodal Facilities located In Charleston & Charlotte