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Good for your business.
Good for your soul.

Unlock Endless Possibilities In Beaufort County!

Welcome to Beaufort County, South Carolina – where business thrives! If you’re considering expanding or relocating your business to our vibrant community, we’re here to help make your transition seamless.

Please fill out the form below to get started on your journey to success in Beaufort County. Our team of economic development experts provides personalized assistance tailored to your unique business needs. Whether you’re seeking prime real estate, access to a skilled workforce, or strategic resources, we have the tools and insights to support your growth.

By submitting this form, you’re taking the first step towards unlocking the endless possibilities that Beaufort County has to offer. Let’s build a prosperous future together!

A member of our team will be in contact with you soon.

The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) is the lead entity for organizing, structuring and leading economic development efforts on behalf of Beaufort County.

At the BCEC, we pride ourselves on personalized service. If you or your business need assistance at any time, we encourage you to reach out to us.

John O'Toole

John O'Toole

Executive Director
cell: (860) 685-0689

office: Don Ryan Center | 7 Venture Drive #100, Bluffton, SC 29910

Kelli Brunson

Kelli Brunson

Marketing & Investor Relations Manager
phone: (843) 226-3462

office: Don Ryan Center | 7 Venture Drive #100, Bluffton, SC 29910

Good for your business. Good for your soul.

For entrepreneurs with growing businesses, Beaufort County offers the perfect environment for you and your business to thrive.

Hilton Head Island Lighthouse

An Exhilarating Environment

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.

Hilton Head Island Lighthouse


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.

Unparalleled Support


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.

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Companies from around the world are moving to Beaufort County.
Here's a look at our growth in just the past 3 years.

million in new capital investment

new projects

million in incentives & site development grants

jobs created & retained