Business Resources

The resources in South Carolina’s western region have been created to help businesses thrive. Although there are a wide variety of different resources, some notable ones include employee recruitment programs and employee training programs to ensure businesses are well equipped with the right staff.

SCDEW

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is responsible for paying unemployment insurance benefits, collecting unemployment taxes, helping people find jobs, matching businesses with qualified candidates, and collecting and disseminating state/federal employment statistics. Their main goal is to match jobseekers with employers quickly, efficiently, and effectively and offer a variety of services to assist both groups.

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SC Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s lead economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to attract new business and help existing businesses grow. Partnering with allies across the state, S.C. Commerce recruits world-class companies; supports firms of all sizes; and promotes innovation, rural development and workforce development initiatives. As a result of these efforts, South Carolina is globally-recognized as an exceptional place to do business.

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SCMEP

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. An affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SCMEP operates under the US Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.

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SCMA

For more than a century, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has been the voice for manufacturing in South Carolina. Founded in 1902, the organization is the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Our mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state’s manufacturing industry.

Our membership ranges from small businesses to global operations, spanning industry sectors that include aerospace, automotive, textile, chemical, pulp and paper, steel, and advanced materials to name a few. SCMA provides value to its members through unmatched legislative and regulatory advocacy, manufacturing focused programs and initiatives, and industry sector and regional councils.

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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.

Infrastructure

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.