A Strategic Location
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.
A Prime Destination for Business
2/3of the U.S. population accessible within a day's drive
Home to Largest Air Cargo Operation in SC at CAE
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.
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
NE to SW
to Kent, TX
SE to NW
to Kingston, TN
S to N
to Cleveland, OH
N to S
to Miami, FL
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
located within region
35+ Nonstop Daily Flights To 8 Major Markets Including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami, New York, Philadelphia & Washington, D.C. • Serves 1.2 Million Passengers Annually • Direct Flights To Major International Airport (CLT) Via Charlotte • Main Freight Carriers: Federal Express, UPS, Delta • 135M Pounds of Cargo Processed Annually
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
95 miles N
Nonstop Service To 175+ Destinations, Including 34 International • 6th Largest Airport In The U.S. (Aircraft Movements) • Averaging 700 Daily Departures • Serves More Than 50M Passengers Annually • Home To Norfolk Southern's Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility
Port of Charleston
120 Miles SE
7th Largest U.S. Port • #2 U.S. Port For North Europe Container Volume • Deepest Water In The Southeast • All Major Container Carriers • Double Truck Moves Averaging 55 Minutes • Expanding Neo-panamax Service With Channel Deepening To 54', Entrance To 54' By 2020 • International Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Southamerica • 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 Over 3 Million Square Feet of Warehouse Space 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
CSX & Norfolk Southern offer 2,300+ Miles Of Rail Statewide • Combined Intermodal Facilities located In Charleston & Charlotte