Fairfield County

Opportunities Abound

Bounded by Charlotte, NC and Columbia, Fairfield County offers unparalleled location advantages. Conveniently at the center of the county lies I-77, which provides north-to-south access – ideal for the tens of thousands of experienced individuals driving the workforce. Within the county, a young and skilled talent pipeline has been able to flourish due to an exceptional education system and opportunities in a myriad of industries. The county offers scenic vistas and outdoor parks such as Lake Wateree State Park, Lake Monticello Park, and you can even spot bald eagles soaring while walking the Peak to Prosperity trail. With a plethora of activities, events, and festivals to fill your weekend, a quick drive to regional major cities, and an impressive roster of big-name companies like BOMAG Americas and Element Electronics, there is no shortage of opportunity in Fairfield County.

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Fast Facts

Home to Lake Wateree

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local festivals and the South Carolina Railroad Museum

Home to the oldest continuously running clock in America, Winnsboro Town Clock

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miles of reservoir

Fairfield Lake with a stunning sunset and sailboats located in the Central SC Region

Boundless Adventure

From festivals to outdoor excursions to local attractions – Fairfield is filled with activities for day and night. Check out Fairfield’s most popular festival, Rock Around the Clock, for music lovers of all ages. More of a foodie? Pig on the Ridge brings people from all around the state to compete for the best BBQ. Nature enthusiasts have plenty of options for fun, too. Lake Wateree is the largest lake in Fairfield, and is one of South Carolina’s premier fishing destinations. For those adrenaline-seekers out there, Carolina Adventure World offers 100 miles of professionally designed ATV trails, a championship motocross course, Go Kart course, mud bog, ATV rentals, and ATV and motorbike storage facilities. Fairfield is full of a rich history dating back to 1785, and is even home to the longest, continuously-running clock in the United States. Visit the Winnsboro Town Clock and stop by the South Carolina Railroad Museum or Fairfield County Museum for a deeper understanding of the deep-rooted history in Fairfield.

Midlands Tech students in training for manufacturing in the Central SC Region

Education in Fairfield

Fairfield County has 10 public schools including one early childhood school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one career center, and one learning center. Other impressive educational institutes include the Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science and the STEM Early College Academy. The county also has one private school, the Richard Winn Academy, which offers kindergarten for three-to-five-year olds and a daycare center, as well as education through high school. Plus, Midlands Technical College – Fairfield Campus allows students to find themselves in high-demand, high-paying jobs in two years or less after obtaining a degree, diploma, academic certificate, or training certificate.

Two workers smile brightly while holding a large piece of cloth at a manufacturing facility in the Central SC Region

Employers Calling Fairfield Home

Browse the distinguished companies that benefit from Fairfield County’s advantageous location and thriving manufacturing industry.

BOMAG Americas

MEKRA Lang North America

Isola

Carolina Technical Fabrics

Fujicopian

Breakthru Beverage

MLILY

Element Electronics

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