Economic Development

We love living and working in South Carolina. We think you will too! With a pro-business climate, lower taxes, a skilled workforce, accessible ports, convenient transportation, and the highest quality of life you’re likely to find anywhere, South Carolina provides the ideal setting for locating or expanding your business.

SCANA Corporation, through its principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), has helped business and industry grow in South Carolina for more than 160 years. SCE&G really connects with businesses.  It has been rated as one of the top three electric utilities in the southern region, as well as the entire United States, for business customer satisfaction.*

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Why South Carolina


  Lower Costs & Lower Taxes
South Carolina ranks among America’s top pro-business states, offering one of the nation’s most progressive, business-friendly incentive, policy, and tax structures.

Find out more at South Carolina Department of Commerce.
  Market Access & Global Trade
South Carolina offers a global trade infrastructure with access to half of the country’s fastest growing markets via five interstate highways, 2,500 miles of rail network, three seaports, and four international airports. 

Learn more at South Carolina Department of Commerce (PDF) and South Carolina Ports.

Skilled Workforce
Finding the right employees is essential to your business success. Our state's superior workforce is capable of filling your labor needs at any level.

Learn more at ReadySC.
Quality of Life
South Carolina’s cost of living is well below the national average. The climate and rich natural resources make it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

Find out more at Discover South Carolina and SC Information Highway.

Contact one of our representatives to find out more about how we can help you build your business.  

* J.D. Power and Associates’ 2008 and 2012 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Survey - rated by power quality and reliability, customer service, company image, billing and payment, price, and communications.