Economic Development

Come here and grow!

The City of Beaufort is committed to growing our local economy as new businesses locate here and existing businesses expand. Our Department of Community Development is committed to working with you.

Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation

We are partners with the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation (BDEDC), which works on bringing new businesses into Beaufort County, creating a personalized relocation or expansion plan, plugging businesses into its referral network, and matching businesses with the best available incentive opportunities.

The Landing Pad

We have established the Southern Carolina Landing Pad in downtown Beaufort. The Landing Pad program aims to assist established companies from around the world who are looking to enter either the U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time. More information on the Landing Pad can be found at the BCEDC website.

Beaufort Digital Corridor

We're very proud of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, which offers an incubator for start-ups, co-working office spaces, and courses and camps throughout the year for students of any age. More information on the BDC can be found on its website.

South Coast Cyber Center

The City of Beaufort is a founding partner in the South Coast Cyber Center, a collaboration of public and private partners to establish a center of innovation, academic excellence, and economic opportunity in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States, with tremendous job opportunities.The South Coast Cyber Center is working to create centers of excellence in cybersecurity education at the Technical College of the Lowcountry and the University of South Carolina Beaufort. More information on this can be found at the South Coast Cyber Center website


Hear why the City of Beaufort is a great place to bring or start a business: Beaufort Economic Development Video.

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