Savannah, GA: 43 miles
Charleston, SC: 70 miles
Augusta, GA: 118 miles
Columbia, SC: 138 miles
Jacksonville, FL: 178 miles
Spartanburg, SC: 225 miles
Charlotte, NC: 231 miles
Greenville, SC: 235 miles
Atlanta, GA: 287 miles
Contact the Lowcountry Economic Alliance for more information on opportunities available in the Beaufort region.
Ever thought of opening your business in paradise? The Beaufort Region of South Carolina is just the place to start, grow or relocate your business. The Beaufort Region offers a business-friendly in a beautiful coastal environment that is capable to handle the demands of a growing regional, national andinternational economy.
Ideally located between the ports and airports of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC, and minutes away from Interstate 95, we are the ideal location to grow your business.
A recent study from DemographicsNow finds that about 2,600 businesses fall within a 30 mile radius of downtown Beaufort. These businesses collectively employ about 24,000 people. The average number of employees in a business is 9. More than 90 percent employ less than 100 people.
The study further outlined the types of businesses here. Service/ sector industries, which includes hospitals and hotels, employ about 8,500 people. Retail, which includes restaurants, is the next largest category employing about 6,300.
The unemployment rate for Beaufort County was 6.8 percent in October 2012.
Lowcountry Unemployment Rates September 2007 - October 2012
2008 Location Quotient Analysis for Beaufort County
April 2010 Overview of South Carolina's Labor Market