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Proximity to Markets

Beaufort County’s industrial properties are located within 45 to 65 minutes of two major seaports, the Ports of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.

With excellent access to I-95, the major North-South corridor on the East Coast, as well as other major transportation routes, such as US 17, Beaufort County is located in the middle of one of the fastest growing manufacturing and distribution areas in the nation.

The county offers proximity to two booming aerospace hubs surrounding the Boeing Dreamliner facility in Charleston and the Gulfstream facility in Savannah, which are attracting aerospace suppliers and advanced manufacturing companies from around the world.

Beaufort County is also located close to the rapidly growing automotive clusters in South Carolina, as well as automotive OEMs across the Southeastern United States. These successful industries enjoy low operation costs, a business-friendly environment and access to state-of-the-art workforce training.

Truck on freeway
Truck on freeway


Beaufort County is located just off of I-95

airplane in flight
airplane in flight


Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH)
Runway 3/21: Length 5,000 feet


Beaufort County Airport (ARW)
Runway 7/25: Length 3,430 feet



Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport 
Located within a 30-minute drive time

Charleston International Airport
Located within 60-minute drive time

Boat at Port
Boat at Port


60-Minute Drive Time

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston has been at the center of global commerce and trade for three centuries. In addition to being one of the busiest container ports along the southeast and Gulf coasts, it is also recognized as one of the most productive – averaging 41 moves per hour per crane, well above the U.S. port standard of 25-27.
The deep water and high bridges allow the Port to serve ships of more than 8,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs); in 2010, the Port handled 1.28 million TEUs.  Each year, more than 30 different shipping lines serving 150 countries use South Carolina’s ports.  Beaufort County offers sites within 60 minutes of the Port of Charleston.

Port of Charleston
Port of Charleston


30-Minute Drive Time

The largest single container terminal in North America, the Port of Savannah is within a 30-minute to 45-minute drive of our industrial sites.  Two railroads, Norfolk Southern and CSX are on terminal.  With 9,700 Feet of contiguous berth space, the Port of Savannah is a four-hour drive to major markets in Atlanta, Orlando and Charlotte.

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