Marion County offers a qualified workforce, certified sites, and undeniable southern charm, all at an affordable price you won’t find anywhere else. Located only minutes from I-95, Marion County provides quick access to rail, three ports, and four commercial airports. With available infrastructure and land, a strong workforce, education facilities, and transportation corridors, Marion County offers excellent opportunities for new industrial development.
Marion County has been a certified ACT Work Ready Community since 2015, with three technical colleges within a 30-minute drive. Businesses not only have access to a skilled, dedicated workforce with a unionization rate of 2.7%, but attractive customized incentives and numerous certified sites from 10 to 2500 acres, many with direct rail access. The new Inland Port Dillon, which will provide direct rail services to the Port of Charleston, is less than 15 minutes away. The recently approved construction of Interstate 73 will connect Myrtle Beach directly to Interstate 95 and will run through the heart of Marion County.
From nearby beaches and golf courses, to antebellum homes and tasty southern food, Marion County is high living at a low price. In fact, the cost of living in Marion County is 16% lower than the national average, with the average home price being approximately $126,100. When the residents aren't working, they enjoy a variety of outdoor activities or travel to nearby Myrtle Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the East Coast.