The Economic Development Department is directly responsible for industry attraction, retention, expansion, and workforce development. We work in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure that Berkeley County has what businesses and industries need to succeed.

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Department Functions

  • Support sustainable economic growth in Berkeley County that will maintain and create jobs and grow the tax base.
  • Recruit new industry using partners, allies, and direct marketing strategies.
  • Produce a competitive environment for the county and economic growth.
  • Through partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, favorable business climate, and amenities.
  • Support area education and workforce development agencies and programs by relaying information on current and future workforce needs from business and industry.
  • Identify available land, sites, and buildings suitable for business development and lead product development.

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Berkeley County Co-Hosting 2022 Tri-County STEMersion Program for Educators

Berkeley County Co-Hosting 2022 Tri-County STEMersion Program for Educators

Jenna Ley JamisonFeb 22, 20222 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, February 22, 2022) — Berkeley County Economic Development, in cooperation with Charleston and Dorchester counties’ Economic Development Offices and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, announces the Fourth…

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Berkeley County Government Offices Closing Early on Friday, January 21

Jenna Ley JamisonJan 20, 2022

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, January 20, 2022) – All Berkeley County Government Offices, the Courthouse, the County Landfill and all County Convenience Centers will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, January…

Berkeley County, W International to Cut Ribbon on New Center of Excellence Nov. 30

Berkeley County, W International to Cut Ribbon on New Center of Excellence Nov. 30

Jenna Ley JamisonNov 24, 2021

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, November 24, 2021) – Berkeley County Economic Development and W International will celebrate the unveiling of W International’s new state-of-the-art Training Center of Excellence with a special ribbon-cutting…

Berkeley County Partnering With School District on Upcoming Job Fairs

Berkeley County Partnering With School District on Upcoming Job Fairs

Jenna Ley JamisonOct 21, 2021

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (Thursday, October 21, 2021) – Berkeley County Economic Development, in partnership with Berkeley County School District and SC Works, are hosting two upcoming job fairs. See below for more information…

Scholarships Available for New ManuFirst SC Session Starting August 16

Scholarships Available for New ManuFirst SC Session Starting August 16

Jenna Ley JamisonJul 20, 2021

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, July 20, 2021)- Berkeley County residents interested in growing their qualifications for manufacturing jobs can apply for scholarships for the ManuFirst SC program HERE. This free program is available…

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