For entrepreneurs with growing businesses, Beaufort County offers the perfect environment for you and your business to thrive.
From Bluffton and Hilton Head Island to Beaufort and Port Royal, national publications like Travel + Leisure and Southern Living consistently rank Beaufort County’s beaches and recreation opportunities among the best in the country, not to mention some of the best small towns to visit in the South. Learn more ›
READY & SKILLED WORKFORCE
Over 2,100 marines exit the military annually within Beaufort County, providing a built-in workforce with the skills, discipline and leadership growing businesses are looking for. Over 1,300 active duty, veterans and dependents are enrolled at local universities, with a 90% post-graduation retention rate in the county. Learn more ›
With a passion for serving businesses and transforming lives in Beaufort County, our team at the BCEDC handles all the heavy-lifting for you, creating a personalized relocation or expansion plan, plugging you into our referral network, and matching you with the best available incentive opportunities. Learn more ›
Bullish on Beaufort
Companies from around the world are moving to Beaufort County.
Here's a look at our growth in just the past 3 years.
jobs created & retained
“A lot of places will talk about how they offer ‘work-life balance.’ Here in Beaufort County, it’s all one and the same. There’s no separation between doing great work and living a great life.”
“Lockheed Martin has found the transitioning military personnel are an incredible resource to Beaufort county. They possess the skills, knowledge, and experience that allow them to contribute to the local workforce after moving to civilian life.”
“For many years, I had a home on Hilton Head Island but traveled across the country for work. I decided to make the investment to move my business to Hilton Head, and today I’m pleased to say that my business is expanding and my company’s growth is happening in a place I love.”
The Thrive Beaufort Blog
Stories of people and their businesses thriving in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
“I am a creative person, I knew nothing about profit margins, cash flow or how to manage my finances. I was flat out green when I started my T-shirt business,” said Sonya Grant in a...
I recently had a chance to catch-up with John O’Toole, executive director of the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation. Here is what we discussed. - Robyn Zimmerman...
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s an eVTOL – an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, and it is coming to the United States by way of South Carolina. The aircraft will be...