Going Into Business
Georgetown County is as great a place to work as it is to play. Whether you choose to apply your professional skills in our tourism industry, our international port, manufacturing, timber industry, relocating new businesses into the area, or start a corporation of your own, Georgetown County is open for business.
Georgetown County is already a major player in South Carolina's tourism industry. It is the sixth largest collector of accommodations tax in the state and seventh in admissions tax collections.
The Port of Georgetown handles approximately 1.8 million tons of cargo worldwide each year. Charleston, just 60 miles south, is the second largest container port on the East Coast and is easily accessible down U.S. 17. Georgetown County is also served by CSX Railroad, which offers direct rail access to the rest of the United States' extensive rail service.
Thirty minutes north of downtown Georgetown on U.S. Highway 17, the Myrtle Beach International Airport offers daily non-stop flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit and dozens of other cities. About an hour south, Charleston International Airport offers a full schedule of daily commercial flights, along with U.S. Customs services and protected Foreign Trade Zone areas. Three miles south of Georgetown is the Georgetown County Airport which boasts a 5,000-foot runway. The Andrews Airport in the western part of the county gives private aircraft a non-congested avenue for takeoffs and landings.
Georgetown Business Guide
Economic Development links:
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Economic Development Commission