Why Beaufort County?

Good for your business.
Good for your soul.

Welcome to Beaufort County, South Carolina

Located in the coastal Lowcountry region of South Carolina along Interstate 95, Beaufort County is comprised of the towns of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Port Royal and the City of Beaufort. It is home to the Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH), and easily accessible to the Charleston International Airport (CHS), the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), the Port of Charleston, and the Port of Savannah.

Many successful industries enjoy low operation costs, a business-friendly environment and access to domestic and international markets. Beaufort County is also home to the Marine Corp Air Station and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island. Each year over 2,100 retiring military personnel exit through Beaufort County, providing a built-in workforce with the skills and leadership growing businesses are looking for.

Beaufort County, South Carolina Regional Map

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.

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.

million in new capital investment

new projects

million in incentives & site development grants

jobs created & retained