As a public and private not-for-profit alliance, we’re on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina. We recruit capital investment and help businesses create jobs. Together – with a growing network of industries, talent, and communities – we’re advancing and improving our Region’s economy.
"The best thing about the Central SC Region is the diversity of lifestyles that it has to offer. From downtown urban living to small towns to lake living and even horse farms, our Region has it all. No matter your interest, you will be welcomed as family."
“I love living in such a friendly place that provides endless opportunities for individuals and families looking for an easy affordable lifestyle. There’s an abundance of sunshine filled days and no shortage of beautiful landscapes to explore.”
“I love how the area offers big-time opportunities and amenities, yet it still encourages personal relationships and family bonds.”
“Relocating from the Northeast, my favorite part of the Central SC Region is its warmth - both in its people and its climate. From 70 degree days in February to never meeting a stranger, this is a close-knit and vibrant community with great parks and hiking, river access, good food, and an ever growing craft beer scene. This damn Yankee can’t imagine ever leaving!”
“This Region is full of so many opportunities to grow, whether that’s professionally, intellectually or experientially. I may be a little biased, as this is my home town, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
“Central SC is a great place to network and build lasting relationships with business professionals for a stronger community. After a day of networking, I enjoy relaxing at the Jewel of South Carolina - Lake Murray - in my backyard.”
“Living in the Central SC Region gives me the best of both worlds. Not only can I relax in the natural beauty and enjoy historic features in each of our communities, but there are always new and unique restaurants and venues coming online for when I’m looking for a faster pace.”
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“Calhoun County is an ideal place for those who appreciate quiet and friendly communities with all the extra amenities within a stone’s throw. The big city isn't far away, as Columbia and Charleston are easily within driving distance.”
“I love the fact that there’s always something to do in the Columbia area. The weather is great year round and there are plenty of activities and social offerings such as festivals, outdoor activities, sports, and widespread access to rivers, lakes, and parks. The restaurant scene has been steadily improving over the past few years, and the weekly Soda City Market on Main Street always brings people into downtown. We’ve got all the arts, culture, and recreation anyone could ask for.”
“Clarendon County is a recreational paradise. The Central SC Region encompasses the heart of the Carolinas, the possibilities are endless.”
"I was raised in Central SC with generational roots on both sides of my family, and we have always enjoyed the rewards of hard work and integrity in the development of relationships based on honesty and accountability. In all of my travels, both nationally and internationally, I love most of all coming home to the place that has beauty both in it's idyllic natural scenery and warm smiles. In Fairfield County, we enjoy the best of both worlds combining small-town charm with the logistical advantage that offers capital convenience!"
“My favorite thing about our community and Central SC is the people you meet here become your family. It has a sense of place with its rich history and offers a variety of lifestyles and opportunities.”
“Growing up in Central SC, specifically Lexington County, I take great pride in the opportunity to promote our business friendly community as the ideal place for a company to locate and/or expand. Working together with our partners, such as Central SC Alliance, our team has strategically positioned ourselves to be the conduit with which leaders can utilize when seeking assistance with business resources, workforce needs and building relationships.”
“I was born in the Central SC Region and have spent most of my life here. It’s one of the greatest places on the face of the earth to make a living and raise a family. Simply put, this is home.”
“People are discovering that Columbia, South Carolina, has transitioned from a sleepy Southern city to an emerging tech-heavy hub with a vibrant university culture.”
Browse our latest news and read about our ambassadors to see what life is really like in Central SC.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cirba Solutions, a comprehensive battery management and materials company, today announced plans to build its newest state-of-the-art, flagship operations in Richland County, South Carolina. This integrated lithium-ion battery materials campus will be an initial investment of over $300 Million and will create more than 300 new jobs. Located at Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia, […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply, Inc. (CEEUS), a consumer-owned electric materials supplier, today announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County, South Carolina. The company’s approximately $52 Million investment will create 61 new jobs. Established in 1974 by the South Carolina Electric Cooperatives, CEEUS, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Line Equipment Sales, Inc., serves […]