Not Your Typical Coastal County

A Rich History of Progressive Industrialization
Location, Location, Location
Ready Workforce
A Distinct Lifestyle for Growing Companies

Not Your Typical Coastal County

A Rich History of Progressive Industrialization
Location, Location, Location
Ready Workforce
A Distinct Lifestyle for Growing Companies

Business Climate

Get To Market Faster
Our team is intent on being a responsive facilitator of business relocation and industry expansions.  Georgetown County is poised to be the industry crown jewel of the east coast.


Georgetown County Data 
Demographics, workforce information, industry stats and education options.  Our county fast facts page has reports and data available at your fingertips.

Do Business Here

Land, Building, Office Space, Pad Ready
Finding the right location for your business to relocate or expand is easy with our help.  Our property listings, GIS maps and responsive staff can assist you.


Resource Links
Georgetown County has a plethora of resources available to you.  From county specific contacts and South Carolina data to lifestyle and entertainment resources, simply click the link below and check out the resources.

Community Lifestyle

Not Your Typical Coastal County
A region rich with historical culture that has embraced strategic progress. Georgetown County has a uniquely distinct lifestyle for business and pleasure. Beach, country, history and intentional economic development.

Contact Us

More Questions or More Detail?
The Georgetown County Economic Development staff is here to assist you as you consider expanding or relocating your company.  If you have questions about Georgetown County, please contact us today.


"An hour north of Charleston, Pawleys Island, South Carolina is surrounded by a beautiful ocean, inlets, rivers, and marshes providing our employees and their families with an incredible outdoor quality of life."  Stella Mercado (President/CEO of Mercom Corporation)

Coastal Aerial
trees over water


The earliest residents of Georgetown County were Native American tribes, which are responsible for many of the names assigned to natural features throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The Wee Nee (black-water or dark-water people), Pee Dee (coming and going), Waccamaw, Winyah and Santee were among the tribes that called this area home. (The Waccamaw still have tribal grounds nearby.)

In 1526, Europeans arrived under the Spanish explorer Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon. The mid-1600s saw English and French settlements appearing along the dark rivers, creating trade with the natives. It wasn’t long until the natives were dominated — in many instances enslaved — and eventually very nearly disappeared from the region.

The influx of people and trading created immense wealth for Georgetown County. By 1729 the area around the City of Georgetown, which would later become Georgetown County, was already home to a busy seaport. Georgetown, which is the county seat, is the state’s third oldest city.


LOCATION: Between Myrtle Beach & Charleston (within an hour drive of either)
AREA: 813.55 Square Miles
POPULATION: 60,094 (2010 Census)
COUNTY SEAT: Georgetown

That’s more than just a slogan in Georgetown County. It’s why visitors keep coming back here year after year — many eventually calling it home — and why so many of those who were born here never want to leave.

Located on the coast of South Carolina, Georgetown County is home to a wealth of history and culture, and some of the state's most beautiful beaches, marshes and rivers. Whether your thing is lazing on the beach, enjoying an ocean breeze from a porch rocking chair, or something a bit more active, Georgetown County has something to appeal to everyone.

Water resources, Beaches, History,
Tours, Golf, Hunting, Recreation
and so much more…


Georgetown County Economic Development is determined to facilitate getting to market efficiently.