LAND, SEA, AIR
HIGHWAYS & RAILWAYS
I-95, the major north-south route on the East Coast, runs through Clarendon County and near our industrial parks. Clarendon County has rail access through the CSX rail line. These lines serve the Port of Charleston and every major industrial center in the eastern United States. I-20 and I-26 are within 30 minutes of all of our industrial sites and offer direct access to east-west trade routes, as well as, the Port of Charleston.
The Port of Charleston is the second-largest container port in the eastern United States and the busiest container port along the Southeast and Gulf coasts. Another close option is the Port of Savannah, which is within a two hour drive.
Clarendon County is 30 minutes from the Florence Regional Airport and just a little over an hour from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport,Charleston International Airport, and Myrtle Beach International Airport. In addition, Clarendon County is just a little over two hours from Charlotte’s Douglas Airport.
ELECTRICITY, NATURAL GAS, SOLAR
The area also boasts an exceptional record for reliable electric power supplies and delivery systems with costs generally 15–20 percent below the national
average. Electricity suppliers include:
Duke Energy Progress, Santee Electric Cooperative, and Black River Electric Cooperative.
For companies that rely on natural gas to fuel their operations, Clarendon County offers an abundant, dependable supply with highly competitive rates. Clarendon County’s natural gas provider is South Carolina Electric and Gas.
Clarendon County was chosen as the destination for two separate solar farm projects in the next few years, making it the largest solar energy project to date in central South Carolina.
WATER, CLIMATE, AGRICULTURE
Clarendon County is blessed with an abundant water supply. Water and wastewater services are supplied by Clarendon County, the City of Manning, Town of Summerton and the Town of Turbeville.
AIR QUALITY & CLIMATE
The air quality ranks among the highest in the nation. Averaging 216 sunny days per year, Clarendon enjoys warm summers and mild winters with few weather-related interruptions.
TIMBER & AGRICULTURE
Clarendon County is rich in agriculture in all seasons due to its mild, subtropical climate, abundant water supply and long growing seasons. Clarendon County contains 222,000 acres of forestland.
FACILITIES, TAX, LAND & WORKFORCE