What You Need to Know
Boasting temperate year-round weather, an inviting and friendly community, and a growing, well-trained workforce, it’s no wonder why many companies have already chosen to call Fairfield County home. Products manufactured in Fairfield include vehicle mirror and vision systems, tire cord, electrical systems and wiring harnesses, fiberglass insulation, and more. Additionally, Fairfield is home to a leading fine wine and spirits distribution company, an electric vehicle distribution company, and a nuclear power generation facility, to name a few. Here’s why business leaders are choosing Fairfield:
Location and Accessibility
Fairfield County is located in the central part of South Carolina (referred to as the Midlands region) off of I-77 with five major interstates within an 85-mile radius. It’s uniquely positioned halfway between New York and Miami and is within 24-hour ground access to more than 70% of the U.S. market. With nearly 50% of the U.S. population within a single day’s’ drive, our access to the nation’s marketplaces is unparalleled. Additionally, one of the nation’s most effective and productive deepwater ports, the Port of Charleston, is just 138 miles away.
A Growing Labor Force
As more people call South Carolina home, the State’s fast-growing labor force continues to outpace national growth levels. With a workforce of more than 1 million people within an hour’s drive time, and a nationally-recognized workforce training program, you’re sure to find the employees you need to be successful.
Dedicated Workforce Development
With so many people ready to work, South Carolina is committed to providing a stable and trained workforce to support companies that are considering locating or expanding their business within the state. As a result of the State’s partnerships and commitment to workforce training, Fairfield County has a diverse base of skilled workers and access to the tools needed to train for the future. Learn more here.
Well-Suited for Various Industries
The Fairfield County community possesses a wealth of skills that enable various industries to succeed within our confines. In particular, our workforce is tailored for the following:
- Advanced Manufacturing
Combine Fairfield’s youthful and industrious workforce with access to some of best workforce training programs in the country, and you’ll find talent able to compete on a global level, ready to help you tackle advanced manufacturing needs right here in South Carolina.
- Automotive & Heavy Equipment
The growth and success of Fairfield County goes hand-in-hand with the automotive and heavy equipment industries. Workers here have proven an ability to produce, from freight trucks to the equipment that paves the road for them.
- Distribution & Logistics
Located between Charlotte, the second largest MSA in the southeast, and Columbia, the largest MSA in South Carolina, Fairfield County is uniquely situated for distribution. With nearly 50% of the U.S. population within a single day’s drive, our access to the nation’s marketplaces is unparalleled.
- Light Manufacturing & Assembly
Fairfield County is home to the only TV manufacturing facility in the United States: manufacturing and assembling Element TVs in Winnsboro. This community is a leader in the Made in America renaissance thanks to a workforce dedicated to opportunities in light manufacturing and assembly.