Infrastructure

You Can Make It Here and Send It Anywhere

Transportation

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.

The Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda 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. 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.

Utilities

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!

Water

Municipal Systems
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

Electricity

Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

Telephone

Atlantic Broadband, Inc.
AT&T
GTE South
Ridge Telephone Company
Cellular Telephone
Sprint Nextel Corporation
T-Mobile USA
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.