Member Counties

The region offers residents the charm and simplicity of small town life with big city amenities like shopping, cultural arts, state of the art healthcare and many outdoor activities. In addition, with an annual average temperature of 63 degrees, there is a beautiful climate in which to enjoy it all.


The total population covered by the four counties in the Western South Carolina Region is 225,752. The median age is 44.24.

Educational Attainment

33.1% of the population in the Western South Carolina Region  have an Associate’s degree or higher. 85.47% have a high school degree or higher.

Labor Force

Western South Carolina Region has a labor force of 103,110 people.

Income and Spending

Households in Western South Carolina earn a median yearly income of 49,254. 32.6% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 52,640 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Entertainment.

How do people spend most of their money?


There are 48% more households who own their homes than there are renters.

The Counties

Midway along the South Carolina-Georgia border, our region consists of four counties: Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, and McCormick.

Aiken County

Edgefield County

Saluda County

McCormick County

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.


When you’re competing in the global marketplace, connectivity and fast access are critical. The Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda region’s location in western South Carolina will put your business at the heart of a very fluid transportation grid, no matter which modes are important for you.