When selecting a site for an automotive manufacturing facility, industry leaders typically seek features like supply-chain access, convenient utilities and transportation, abundant local labor, industry-friendly codes and regulations, suitable environmental conditions, scalability, and financial incentives. And they can find them all at Camp Hall. That’s exactly why Volvo Car USA chose Camp Hall as the location for its first-ever U.S. manufacturing plant and then expanded its production here.
Nearby Charleston, SC, with an average of 34 new people moving to the region daily, is one of the state’s fastest-growing spots. And experts forecast that Charleston’s steady growth won’t be slowing anytime soon. That means the workforce is up to the challenge to meet demand.
What it means for your business
A call for manufacturing space and build-ready sites is answered at Camp Hall. Located in S.C.’s Berkeley County, the next-generation commerce park offers proximity to major hubs of transportation, such as:
- Charleston International Airport
- Interstates 26 (with dedicated Camp Hall access) and 95
- The Port of Charleston
- Rail service under development
Job growth is promising, too
An investment influx of over $4 billion since 2015 has meant almost 11,000 new jobs in Berkeley County. Further, the Charleston area offers an available manufacturing workforce that’s 3,500 workers strong. And thanks to a range of business-friendly incentives and advantages, all the support needed to begin to build manufacturing facilities here is within easy reach, too.
As part of the Charleston metropolitan area, Berkeley County offers easy access to the epicenter of the Carolina coast. Located within short driving distance beautiful beaches and lakeshores, the region also offers plenty for history lovers, foodies, shoppers, and live and outdoor entertainment enthusiasts. Berkeley County boasts a range of highly attractive planned communities such as Nexton, Cane Bay Plantation and Carnes Crossroads, too, all of which can help major employers in the area attract and retain a strong workforce. Plus, in addition to being located in close proximity to the Atlantic coastline and an array of popular beaches, the county also features two top natural draws to the area:
FRANCIS MARION NATIONAL FOREST — It’s an uncommon bastion of wildlife and history. And just a few of the recreational opportunities it provides include hiking, biking, camping, boating, and fishing.
LAKE MOULTRIE — The serenity seeker and fisherman alike find what they need here. Visitors can unwind on the sandy shores or cast their line into pristine waters.
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