Home to the world-recognized travel destination Myrtle Beach, Horry County is a premier location for business growth and development that’s becoming increasingly recognized. Businesses from around the world have relocated and expanded their companies to Horry County because of the pro-business climate, low tax rates, low utility costs and competitive wages. In fact, the cost of living in Horry County is 8% lower than the national average.
Horry County is home to the Myrtle Beach International Airport and two local airports, along with an extensive highway network that provides access to Interstate 95, less than 50 miles away. The recently approved Interstate 73 will run through the county and end in Myrtle Beach, connecting Horry County to Michigan after its completion.
The county also houses Coastal Carolina University, the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway Campus, the Webster University Myrtle Beach Campus, and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aviation providing access to a skilled labor force of over 60,000, with a total labor force of over 141,000 and a unionization rate of only 1.4%.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Horry County is home to Myrtle Beach, the number one tourist destination in South Carolina, so there are plenty of entertainment options. From family-oriented live shows like the Carolina Opry and Pirates’ Voyage, to live music at the Carolina Country Music Festival each June there is something for everyone. That’s not to mention the most beautiful beaches on the east coast and more restaurants and shopping opportunities to count.
It’s so nice, we had to mention it twice! Myrtle Beach welcomes 18 million visitors each year from around the world. The beautiful beaches, world-class dining and quality entertainment of all sorts, there’s an endless array of activities to do with family and friends regardless of the season.
If the wonders of the beaches, the beauty of the wetlands, or the bustle of Ocean Boulevard don’t strike your fancy, Horry County gives you the chance to take your explorations internationally. Home to Myrtle Beach International Airport, travelers can hop aboard seven major airlines to any of the 35 non-stop destinations: the most of any airport in South Carolina.
With two state parks, Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park, Horry County has the best of what nature can offer. Pristine beaches, the finest bird-watching on the East Coast, the chance to see endangered plants and animals up close, nature trails, bike paths, equestrian trails, ocean fishing and much, much more can be found here.