Williamsburg County has a long history of business success. From its time as one of the most productive agricultural areas in South Carolina to the booming textile industry, Williamsburg County transitioned into industrial growth and hasn’t looked back.
It's not surprising that Williamsburg County is historically agricultural based since it is rich in natural resources, including forestry, water, and fertile land. Today, however, the manufacturing sector is the largest industry in the county. The unionization rate in the county is 2.7%. Access to transportation and a skilled workforce aren't the only reasons companies like Tupperware and Pepsi have chosen to call Williamsburg County their home; the county's business-friendly practices and a cost of living that is 16.5% lower than the national average make it the ideal setting for expanding industries and new ventures.
Conveniently located approximately midway between the Interstate 95/20 junction and Interstate 26 that ends in Charleston SC, as well as approximately midway east-west between Interstate 95 and the Atlantic Coast, Williamsburg County has easy access to global and domestic markets. From the Port of Charleston, one of the fastest growing markets in the country in Myrtle Beach, rail lines throughout the county, and Charleston and Myrtle Beach International Airports within a 90-minute drive, Williamsburg County can get you and your products where they need to be.