Our COVID-19 Response

Economic Development Partnership’s Response to COVID-19

During this difficult time, we remain committed to serving Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, and McCormick Counties, and their industries by continuing to provide the high quality services you have come to expect. Therefore, while our office remains open, we will keep our office door locked to the public and maintain social distance and follow CDC safety guidelines for all in-person meetings. With safety in mind, we encourage you to reach out to our staff by phone or email. Above all, we remain available to assist you as we would during normal operations. 

Economic Development Partnership remains your ally in the continued growth and success of the western region of South Carolina.

Key Resources


What to know, Situation Updateshttps://tinyurl.com/wz7ojes

CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers

CDC.gov Email Updateshttps://tinyurl.com/r56geyp


DHEC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers

SC Department of Commerce:

COVID-19 Business Resource Page

South Carolina COVID-19 Emergency Supply Sourcing & Manufacturing



COVID19 Employment Questionshttps://tinyurl.com/wqb3lu3

COVID19 and Unemployment Insurance Benefitshttps://tinyurl.com/syy72nx

SC Emergency ManagementDivision


COVID-19 International and State Dashboards

Global and US by Statehttps://ncov2019.live/data

Johns Hopkins University https://tinyurl.com/uvclzl9

Funding and Other Resources:

OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for COV-19

NAM-State COVID-19 Operations Snapshot

SBA Funding

SBA-Fact Sheet-Economic Injury Disaster Loans

IRS-Coronavirus Tax Relief

SCDOR-COVD-19 Tax Relief


The SC Department of Employment and Workforce is encouraging impacted employers to consider filing on behalf of their employees to streamline the process for filing unemployment claims for all parties involved. Employer Filed Claims are more convenient and eliminate the step of an employer having to verify a worker’s claim.


If you need clarifications or have additional questions, please contact us.

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.