Created in 1993, the Charleston County Economic Development Department is dedicated to:

  • Recruiting new business
  • Growing existing industry
  • Improving the Charleston business climate

We do this by targeting key employment opportunities like manufacturing, distribution, corporate headquarters, software developers and research and development facilities. Our robust Business Concierge program assists with the care and feeding of our existing businesses. Since the department was created, more than 32,000 jobs have been announced and $6.2 billion in capital investment. Charleston County is consistently ranked as a top 5 county in South Carolina for jobs and capital investment.

We are here to help. 

Whether you’re relocating, expanding, or starting something new, our expert team of economic developers and our partner agencies will help. We offer assistance with site selection, detailed area maps, financial incentives, grant & loans, workforce development, public infrastructure improvements, supplier sourcing, international trade consulting, research, entrepreneur resource referrals, permit assistance and much more. Contact us. If we can’t do it, we’ll point you in the direction of a trusted, allied organization that can.

Charleston County, South Carolina is an ideal place to start or expand a business

Charleston County Government

Businesses need a value-added relationship with their local governments and luckily, they find such a partner here. Charleston County has distinguished itself among its national peers in public service excellence. Charleston County is an award-winning innovator in several key areas, including: fiscal management, planning and environmental stewardship, EMS and public safety, consolidated 9-9-1 and emergency preparedness, public transportation infrastructure, small business procurement and mentoring, environmental management programs and economic development.