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.
"I've called the Central SC Region home for my entire life; it's allowed me professional and personal opportunities that I’ve never thought possible. From world-class higher education institutions to old-fashioned diners, we have it all. I love being able to go from the halls of the State House in Columbia to the seemingly endless fields in Fairfield County, all in under 45 minutes! The Central SC Region is truly the best of both worlds."
“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.”
“I love all the outdoor activities that the Central SC Region has to offer. From lakes and rivers to beautiful parks and hiking trails, there's something for everyone to explore. Whether you’re a sports fan, enjoy hometown festivals, live music or exploring state and national parks, you'll always find something fun to do and experience!”
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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.”
“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. (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 […]