Darlington County is a progressive place with a great climate for business. Darlington provides an impressive blend of industry and a high quality of life with an ideal proximity to major highways, ports, and cities.
Located in the northeastern portion of South Carolina, Darlington County provides a dynamic and exciting business environment for industry. Located near the crossroads of I-95 and I-20, Darlington County offers easy access to markets, suppliers and transportation hubs. The Port of Charleston (2 hours), Port of Wilmington (3 hours) and Port of Savannah (3 hours) support product movement. The nearby Florence Airport provides commuter flight access to the Atlanta and Charlotte international hubs. It is easy to do business in Darlington.
A broad spectrum of industries have located in Darlington County and have used the business-friendly environment, low costs of doing business, and a world-class workforce to successfully compete with the best (companies) in the world. Darlington County is home to the international corporate headquarters of Sonoco, a world leader in packaging materials. Other companies include Nucor Steel, Progress Energy generation facilities, Koch-GP-Dixie Cup, RBC, Diamond Hill Plywood, Citi Trends and ITW. From manufacturing to distribution to research & development, Darlington County has it all.
Education and worker training plays a vital role in the success of area industries.Florence Darlington Technical College, including its Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT), provides worker training and re-training with the most up-to-date technology and resources.SiMT capabilities include rapid prototyping, interactive three-dimensional digital video training, sophisticated machine tool and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training and services, and the National Robotics Training Center of Excellence. Coker College in Hartsville was ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top Tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges for 2010. Nearby Francis Marion University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 30 areas of study.
Darlington County – Where the pace of life & the fast track of business merge.
Darlington County benefits from a high quality of life, including:
Darlington County boasts an active and greatly supported fine arts and cultural atmosphere
Historic attractions to an increasing level of sports and recreation venues
Easy commutes to and from work
Low cost of living; Compared to the rest of the country, Darlington County's cost of living is 23% lower than the U.S. average.
Access to several regional medical centers including: Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, McLeod Regional Medical Center and Carolinas Hospital System.