As the Savannah and Edisto Rivers gently flow by peach orchards, live oaks, and charming homes, you sense the gentility and the hospitality that have been a tradition in western South Carolina since colonial days.
Then you notice something surprising about this area: it isn’t sleepy. In fact, as you look around, you see evidence of technological innovation and advancement. That’s a tradition here, too. For more than half a century, our part of South Carolina has provided fertile soil for the development and application of leading-edge research and innovation, as well as some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing.
From the groundbreaking work at the Savannah River Site, a facility operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, to laboratories belonging to America’s most innovative companies, the Aiken-Edgefield-Saluda region continues to provide the thinking that will advance the nation, while our legacy of hard work and a job well done transforms those ideas into profitable products. Add in a solid commitment to technical education and workforce training; extraordinary access by road, rail, air, and water; and remarkably affordable costs of doing business, and it’s easy to see why you’ll feel right at home here.