Key Industries

The Ideal Setting for Success in Several Industries

While nearly any business will find the Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda Region an ideal location, our area’s resources and current business base are particularly well-suited for several industries: advanced manufacturing, chemicals, plastics, energy research, and research and development.


You’ll find the common expectations of those industries — a skilled workforce, access to technical education, abundant utility capacity, and supportive local government — are a way of life here. Plus, our business community is friendly and cooperative, ready to share knowledge that improves everyone’s ability to succeed. For example, the ACE Basin Manufacturers Council is a local organization that brings manufacturing industry leaders together for common goals.

Our key industries include:

Advanced Manufacturing


Research & Development


Energy Research

Food Processing

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.