Welcome to South Carolina’s Aiken and Edgefield region

As the Savannah and Edisto Rivers gently flow by peach orchards, live oaks, and charming homes, you sense the gentility and the hospitality that have been a tradition in western South Carolina since colonial days.

Then you notice something surprising about this area: it isn’t sleepy. In fact, as you look around, you see evidence of technological innovation and advancement. That’s a tradition here, too. For more than half a century, our part of South Carolina has provided fertile soil for the development and application of leading-edge research and innovation, as well as some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing.

From the groundbreaking work at the Savannah River Site, a facility operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, to laboratories belonging to America’s most innovative companies, the Aiken and Edgefield region continues to provide the thinking that will advance the nation, while our legacy of hard work and a job well done transforms those ideas into profitable products. Add in a solid commitment to technical education and workforce training; extraordinary access by road, rail, air, and water; and remarkably affordable costs of doing business, and it’s easy to see why you’ll feel right at home here.