Central SC is exactly what it sounds like…central. Anchored by the state’s capital city of Columbia and eight diverse counties, Central SC provides access to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. In just two hours you can find yourself in Greenville, Charlotte, Asheville, Charleston, or Myrtle Beach.
The Central SC Region is part of one of South Carolina’s three largest MSAs (Columbia MSA), but you won’t be caught in traffic here. You can travel 30 miles in 30 minutes. Our impressive network of interstates – 20, 26, 77, and 95 – all run through our Region and make moving from city to city a breeze. No matter where you’re heading, we’ll get you there.
Need to catch a flight? The Central SC Region is home to numerous airports and within a short drive of others. Whether you’re flying domestically, or catching a flight for international business, you can “fly with ease” (as our major metropolitan airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport – would say!).
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Sticking around? Ground travel is made easy with four major interstates crossing through the heart of South Carolina. Running east to west are I-20 and I-26, and north to south are I-77 and I-95.
If you prefer to ride rather than drive, or try an alternative way of getting around like biking, there are public and private services to get you from point A to B:
For those of who want to take in the view from a passenger car, AMTRAK has two stations in the Central SC Region and eight others in the state.
Want to learn a little more about the history of the railroad in South Carolina? Fairfield County is home to the South Carolina Railroad Museum. The museum not only offers a look back at the impact of the rail system in the state, but also entertainment opportunities with train rides, special events, and more!
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2023 | South Carolina Department of Commerce) – West Fraser, one of the largest timber producers in North America, today announced it is growing its Newberry County sawmill operations with its third expansion in 10 years. The $17.7 million investment will create 30 new jobs. Founded by three brothers in 1955, West […]
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Three of South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be involved in a nationwide project that has been awarded $10 million from the US Department of Energy. The Second life sMARt sysTems (SMART) project will work to solve the problem of the growing stockpile of electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries by […]