6 Industries for Which Camp Hall Provides a Fast and Powerful Fit
When decision-makers in industry are looking to establish, expand upon or relocate their operations, a long list of factors come into play. And whatever the industry, important considerations include logistics, infrastructure, economic development incentives, site size and availability, business climate, workforce availability, environmental factors, and life-enhancing amenities for employees.
Next generation commerce park Camp Hall — named the No. 7 best industrial park in the nation — shines in each of these areas and beyond. In fact, the array of business advantages that Camp Hall offers make it an ideal fit for all kinds of industries, including these six sectors that frequently seek out and inquire about our one-of-a-kind commerce park:
- Life Sciences — This growing industry consists of companies that specialize in the development and production of products with a primary focus on enhancing lives and making the planet healthier. A few examples include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biomedical technologies and biotechnology. Some of the key features life sciences enterprises seek in their real estate are scalability, a skilled workforce, high quality of life and speed to market. .
- Manufacturing — Location choice is key when building a manufacturing facility, whether it will be used for repetitive manufacturing, job shop manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, batch process manufacturing or continuous process manufacturing. Businesses looking for manufacturing property for sale typically require features like supply-chain access, easy access to utilities and transportation, abundant local labor, industry-friendly codes and regulations, suitable environmental conditions, scalability, and financial incentives.
- Automotive — Utilizing a repetitive manufacturing process, auto-production plants typically require all the same features mentioned above for manufacturing facilities — but on a much larger scale than the average manufacturer. In choosing Camp Hall as the location for its first-ever U.S. manufacturing plant in 2015, Volvo Car USA cited a range of ways the commerce park delivered a fit for producing Volvo’s S60 and XC90 models, but pointed to the region’s abundant supply of skilled workers as the most important driver of its decision.
“There are many reasons Volvo Cars selected to build its first U.S. plant in South Carolina, but the most important is the available supply of skilled workers in the region,” said former Vice President of Manufacturing at Volvo Car U.S. Operations. “We are able to choose from many qualified applicants for jobs across our operation. We’re proud of the team we’re building today, and we’re working with our community to develop our future workforce .”
- Data Centers — As a facility that houses computing infrastructure, including networked computers and electronic storage systems, the data center is a critical component to a growing number of businesses in the digital age — and especially to those with a heavy reliance on computer applications, services and data. Some of a data center’s top requirements typically include ample space, a robust and reliable energy supply capable of meeting high power demands, an adequate cooling infrastructure, a highly capable networking infrastructure, diverse and redundant fiber and power infrastructure, and the ability to easily implement high levels of physical security and cybersecurity.
- Cold Storage — Food items may be the first products to spring to mind when most consumers think of commodities requiring cold storage, but industry insiders know that a much broader range of products frequently rely on temperature-controlled facilities. Flowers and plants, pharmaceuticals, candles, film, cosmetics, seeds, and even artwork are among the many other commodities that can benefit from being kept in a cold-storage facility. And whether the facility houses products in need of refrigeration, freezing temperatures or both, a reliable primary power supply is a critical requirement of cold-storage warehouse spaces. Another necessity for these facilities is a highly trustworthy backup power system that’s ready to kick in at a moment’s notice to ensure desired temperatures are constantly maintained — and that commodities don’t go to waste or suffer impacts on quality.
- Food Distribution — A vital component of the food distribution chain, food distribution centers serve as a key link between food suppliers and retailers by receiving and temporarily housing often perishable food items before they are distributed. These facilities usually require reliable temperature-control systems to prevent food spoilage, as well as the infrastructure needed to run warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) to ensure efficiency in order processing.
Impactful advantages that keep industry ahead
Camp Hall delivers the benefits that can help businesses large and small gain and maintain their competitive edge. Consider these ways that Camp Hall puts resident businesses and operations on the fast track to lasting success:
- Broad business incentives: South Carolina is widely considered one of the nation’s top states for business incentives. Listed below are some of the many pro-business advantages offered in the Palmetto State and at Camp Hall:
– One of the Southeast’s lowest corporate income tax rates.
– Favorable corporate income tax structures.
– Numerous credits and other methods for reducing corporate income tax liability.
– Sales and use tax incentives.
– No state property tax.
– Local property tax exemptions and incentives.
– No inventory tax.
– No local income tax.
– No wholesale tax.
– No unitary tax on worldwide profits.
– State discretionary incentives.
– No sales tax on manufacturing machinery, industrial power or materials for finished products.
– Foreign trade zones and opportunity zones.
- Global accessibility: A seamless network of transportation infrastructure gives businesses that locate at Camp Hall unmatched access to national and global commerce systems. Below are a few of the next-generation commerce park’s accessibility advantages:
– Nearby port access: Camp Hall is located just 30 minutes from the fast-growing Port of Charleston, the eastern seaboard’s deepest port.
– Onsite interstate access: Direct access to and from Camp Hall is provided by a newly constructed I-26 interchange.
– Coming railway access: A new industrial line being built by Palmetto Railways will connect Camp Hall to the CSX railroad.
- A highly skilled and readily available workforce: The Charleston, South Carolina, region where Camp Hall resides boasts a workforce of more than 500,000 ready to work. The region is growing by an average of nearly 35 new residents a day, and an array of residential developments are located within a 15-minute drive of Camp Hall. The area population is well-educated, with 21% holding bachelor’s degrees and 11% holding a graduate degree or higher.
- Award-winning environmental design: Camp Hall has been designed with an eye toward preserving the natural environment and its inhabitants. In fact, 28% of the campus will be preserved land devoted to natural growth, wildlife habitats, and features focused on ecosystem maintenance and improvement. Recognizing these efforts, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has given Camp Hall its prestigious Community Star Award.
- Strong supporting infrastructure: Businesses that locate to Camp Hall enjoy easy access to enterprise-grade utilities. Utilities already in place at the commerce park include:
– Electric: Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Edisto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper.
– Water: Berkeley County/Onsite.
– Wastewater: Berkeley County/Onsite.
Fiber: Home Telecom/ Onsite
– Natural Gas: Onsite Dominion Energy/
- A strong sense of community: Located at the heart of Camp Hall, Avian Commons is designed to help members of the workforce balance their jobs with the necessities of daily life. Planned to hold a thriving collection of small businesses and conveniences designed to connect the workforce to everyday errands, to nature and to each other. Avian Commons is planned to include:
–Services such as food, a convenience store, healthcare, dry cleaning, gas, banking, a fitness center, a fire station and EMS, along with other employee services.
– Planned amenities including an event lawn/park and a playfield.
– Wi-Fi connectivity.
– Outdoor trails for exploration, exercise and connectivity.
– Community spaces for gathering and celebrations.
- Advanced technological infrastructure: Ready for the future of business, Camp Hall boasts an in-place infrastructure incorporating leading technology and advanced connectivity. With its enhanced communication and smart grids for services, along with metering support innovation and the technological advancements to come (including 5G), the commerce park is considered a Smart Commerce Center Campus. Other technological benefits at Camp Hall include:
– Fiber: Five fiber connection points, all strategically placed in public rights of way, ensure that a fast, strong connection is seamless throughout Camp Hall to support an array of business needs.
– Wireless: Three existing cellular towers deliver strong wireless coverage throughout Camp Hall, and enhancements planned as park development progresses include the use of streetlights to enhance the network
– Wi-Fi: A planned free Wi-Fi connection at Avian Commons will support employees’ needs to stay connected at work or to maintain access when the workday is over.
- Good capital investment: Investing in real estate at Camp Hall, recognized as one of the nation’s top industrial parks and located in the fast-growing and highly attractive Charleston, South Carolina, region, can also represent a solid and strategic step toward a company’s long-term growth.
When companies choose next generation commerce park Camp Hall as a site for establishing, expanding or relocating their business, its location in Berkeley County, South Carolina, (along with its proximity to Charleston, South Carolina) gives them the potential to harness many incentives — but the benefits of Camp Hall don’t end there. The commerce park resides in a region featuring a strong and highly educated workforce, and the park itself provides all the infrastructure and conveniences needed to power the most modern of today’s businesses, as well as the businesses of tomorrow. To see all the benefits Camp Hall can provide to support your business’s needs, visit the Camp Hall website. To learn more about campus availability for your business plans, view our available sites. And if you have any questions about our master-planned commerce park, don’t hesitate to contact us today.