Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, Georgetown County boasts easy access to the Port of Georgetown, rail service, the Myrtle Beach International Airport along with the Charleston deepwater Port and International Airport. A highly reliable world-class communications network engineered to meet the requirements of industry extends your global reach into the cloud.
An energetic workforce and exceptional quality of life makes Georgetown an ideal place to live, work and play. With one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the country, economic incentives include job creation tax credits, fee in lieu of, research & development and investment credits. South Carolina is a right to work state with low labor costs and custom tailored workforce development programs.
Our Economic Development staff provides both business assistance programs and expansion services. Georgetown county simplified the regulatory process by creating a one-stop shop for local permitting and code requirements. We'll walk you through this process and aid in site selection, development, planning, and identifying incentive opportunities for new and expanding businesses.
Georgetown County is now a certified Work Ready community through the S.C. Work Ready Communities Initiative. The announcement was made by Gov. Nikki Haley’s office on September 14, 2015 and demonstrates Georgetown County has a robust workforce development initiative in place that links education and workforce development together, and aligns them to economic development and job placement.
To receive Work Ready Community status, a county must meet population-based criteria set by the state regarding workforce and supporting employers. Georgetown County exceeded its goals on every level, with a total goal of 681 potential employees who have taken the WorkKeys assessment, and 93 supporting employers.
Georgetown County had 1,455 potential employees complete the assessment and registered 96 supporting employers. "Receiving our certification as a Work Ready Community is further evidence that Georgetown County is serious about recruiting businesses to our community," said Brian Tucker, director of the county’s Economic Development Department.