You Can Make It Here and Send It Anywhere
When you’re competing in the global marketplace, connectivity and easy access are critical, and you need extensive utility capacity and well-engineered infrastructure that offers plenty of room to grow.
Our region’s location in western South Carolina will put your business at the heart of a very concentrated transportation grid, no matter which modes are important for you. Our location right on Interstate 20 provides fast travel times to Atlanta, Charlotte, and other major markets. If inbound or outbound rail is crucial, you’ll benefit from service by both of the large Eastern systems, Norfolk Southern and CSX, as well as local short line Aiken Railway. The Sage Mill Industrial Park and Ridge Spring Industrial Site each have an existing rail spur.
Aiken Municipal Airport has four runways, including a 5,500-foot runway with an ILS approach, along with services for corporate jets. McCormick County airport has one paved runway and is just 1.8 miles from the county’s central business district. Augusta Regional Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport, just a short drive away, offer air cargo services and nonstop airline service to major cities. International airports in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina are just 2.5 hours away. Ocean cargo transfers quickly at the Ports of Charleston and Savannah. Both are also just 2.5 hours away.
Maps: See where our region is in South Carolina, on the United States east coast, and travel times to major cities.
Our region is served by two electric power providers who are ready for growth and have business-friendly attitudes. We also have an abundance of natural gas, water, sewer, and fiber, and our local utilities are ready for reliability challenges associated with providing redundant feeds to industrial facilities. In simple terms, that means that our utilities are ready to accommodate your needs and willing to do what it takes to provide the level of service you need to succeed!
Special Purpose Districts
Aiken County Wastewater Treatment
Aiken County Public Service Authority
Horse Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Capacity: 20 MGD
Average Use: 13 MGD
Edgefield County Wastewater Treatment
Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority
Capacity: 8.85 MGD
Average Use: 4 MGD
Sewer Capacity: 5.50 MGD
Average Use: 2.10 MGD
Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
Atlantic Broadband, Inc.
Ridge Telephone Company
Sprint Nextel Corporation
Verizon Communications, Inc.
Available Sites & Buildings
If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.
The highly skilled workforce in the Aiken, Saluda, McCormick, and Edgefield region is ready to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy because of the emphasis on education.