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 only 1.3%. 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 12% 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.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Williamsburg County has everything anyone looking to take in the majesty of the outdoors needs. The Black River, a state-designated Scenic River, winds through Williamsburg County and offers ample recreational opportunities. Paddlers, fisherman, and boaters will all enjoy time spent on the beautiful Black River.
PROXIMITY TO CHARLESTON
Experience the luxury of Charleston, but with the convenience and cost of a small town. Williamsburg County is just about one hour from Charleston, one of America’s top-ranked tourist destinations. You can easily visit Charleston for the day, enjoy a five-star dinner, and be back at home by bedtime.
FOR THE HORSE LOVER
The excitement and drama of the Triple Crown is right in your backyard in Williamsburg County. Each fall, the county hosts the Kings Tree Trials, a quarter horse race held at a private family farm. The event is open to the public and draws large crowds who enjoy the sport of kings.
Known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” Williamsburg County has no lack of hunting land, and sportsmen flock to the area each season. Whether you’re taking down a prized buck, or catching the fish that your grandkids will talk about for years to come, you’ll come out of Williamsburg County with memories that will last a lifetime.