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Economic Development

The Myrtle Beach area contains a wealth of strategic benefits that often allow anyone looking to relocate a business or company strong advantages over their competitors. These benefits include: the area's business-friendly tax environment; a diverse workforce that is over 117,000 strong in Horry County alone; an award-winning school district boasting 51 schools, including two academies with concentrations in technology, science and arts; higher education opportunities at Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College, which offer degrees and certifications in more than 140 programs combined; outstanding healthcare options and a strong healthcare network boasting several quality medical centers with over 500 beds; and many others. And South Carolina is one of the top states for growth in self-employment, growth in exports, job placement efficiency and business-friendly state-and-local tax climate. Plus, the state has the lowest percentage of unions in the country, and offers the most competitive average wages in the country.

When you’re looking to relocate a business or company to a new area, having a strong advocate and resource in the community can be as beneficial as a business-friendly climate. In the Myrtle Beach area, business investors have two strong allies in both the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, two organizations with vast business experience and extensive knowledge of the local economy.

Myrtle Beach Regional
Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 900
Conway, South Carolina, 29526
Local: (843) 347-4604
Toll Free: 1-800-844-4983

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
1200 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Local: (843) 626-7444
Toll Free: (800) 356-3016

While those looking to relocate will find more information by contacting these organizations, a brief area overview highlighting the aspects of the Myrtle Beach area that make it easy—and fun—to do business here.