The Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation
Lancaster County, SC is one of the best places in the nation to start or grow your business. Area Development named South Carolina a 2012 Gold Shovel Award winner in recognition of economic development projects undertaken in 2011. The award is based on the number of high-value added jobs per capita, amount of investment, number of new facilities and industry diversity. Being able to offer South Carolina's competitive incentives (#2 for Corporate Tax 2011) and still be located in the Charlotte, NC region is one of the many ways Lancaster County can work for your business. Lancaster County is also home to the Charlotte Region's #1 Place to Work; Red Ventures.
Lancaster County is currently home to a variety of different types of businesses including corporate headquarters, retail/commercial services, defense, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and agribusiness. Some business owners consider Lancaster County to be a gold mine for business expansion, especially since Haile Gold Mine is located here. Lancaster County is easily accessible to more than 60% of the US population within a day's drive and the nation's 7th busiest international airport, Charlotte-Douglas Airport. These factors, among many more, are why business executives have found that Lancaster SC Works for their business needs.
We are becoming the hometown choice for new corporate headquarters, back office operations, manufacturing and distributions centers. Learn More
Three Distinct Geographic Areas
Lancaster County is one of the best places in the nation to locate a business. Many industries are already familiar with the benefits of doing business in Lancaster County.
Because our location is one of the fastest growing areas, the county has attracted manufacturers, executives and scientists in diverse fields. Click below to learn more about each respective area. Learn more
Indian Land and the Charlotte Metro Area
Northern Lancaster County, including Indian Land, is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. US Highway 521 connects this part of the county to Charlotte, the prestigious Ballantyne area and Interstate 485.
This section of Lancaster County is home to several corporate office parks, Class A industrial parks and corporate headquarters.
City of Lancaster and the SC Highway 9 Corridor
The City of Lancaster is one of South Carolina's most historic towns and exhibits an outstanding quality of life. The central part of Lancaster County has an excellent transportation network consisting of SC highway 9, a 4-lane divided highway, connecting the city to Interstate 77, 10 miles to the west, and US 521, a 4-lane divided highway, connecting the city to Charlotte and Interstate 485, 25 miles to the north.
The Town of Heath Springs and The Town of Kershaw
Southern Lancaster County is home to the Town of Heath Springs and the Town of Kershaw. Both have unique small town charm and flavor and are surrounded by farms, pine forests and large expanses of undeveloped property. US Highway 521 connects this area of the county to the city of Lancaster, SC, Highway 9, interstate 77 to the west and interstate 20 to the south in Camden, SC.
Where Is Lancaster County?
Lancaster County is a proud member of the Charlotte, NC region. Lancaster County, SC is strategically located within 25 miles of 7 major industry sector clusters including the new energy capital, defense/aerospace, automotive, finance, tire manufacturing, distribution and executive corporate headquarters. View Map
South Carolina was ranked 2011's Top State for Business Climate by Site Selector Magazine. South Carolina has one of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the nation as well as low unionization levels. South Carolina has gained recognition by site selectors as pro business by offering free training to employees from ReadySC. View Map
Lancaster County is one of the most unique locations for business in the southeastern United States. Located 25 minutes from the City Center of Charlotte, NC, Lancaster County has 14 industrial parks with more than 5,000 available acres in close proximity to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Interstates 77, 85, 485 and rail service provided by CSX, Norfolk-Southern and the Lancaster & Chester Railway. View Map