Horry County has some of the best utilities providers and partners in the country, which only helps to attract and grow new industries countywide.
Electric & Renewable Energy
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest producer of electricity, serving more than 2 million South Carolinians, including direct service to 29 large industrial customers in 10 counties. They are a recognized leader in green, renewable energy generation, using landfill initiatives, utility-connection wind-turbines, and a dedicated 311-kilowatt solar installation.
With industrial electric rates 15% lower than the national average, Santee Cooper is also one of Horry County's strongest economic development allies. By partnering their low cost, reliable power and development opportunities with South Carolina's attractive tax base, relocation incentives and superior quality of life, together we are accelerating economic growth in Horry County. For more information on Santee Cooper, CLICK HERE.
Horry Electric Cooperative is another key economic development partner whose commitment to growing and diversifying the local economy goes far beyond the services that they provide. Horry Electric representatives work together with the MBREDC to supply new companies with services, infrastructure, industry support and more. For more information on Horry Electric Cooperative, CLICK HERE.
Duke Energy has been providing electric and gas services across the country for more than 150 years and is the largest electric holding company in the United States. They are committed to serving the customers of Horry County and developing the economy through their partnership with the MBREDC. Duke Energy services the Aynor area of Horry County. For more information on Duke Energy, CLICK HERE.
Water & Sewer
Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority provides contractual services to six of the county's municipal water and sewer utilities and two public water companies. Fresh water flows from the Intracoastal Waterway, providing Horry County residents and businesses with reliable, high-quality water and sewer services. GSWSA also works closely with developers, contractors and engineers to ensure continued well-planned infrastructure for Horry County. For more information on Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, CLICK HERE.
Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) is the country's largest telecommunications cooperative and the 18th largest telephone company. HTC plays a pivotal role in drawing new businesses to Horry County by deploying vital telecommunication infrastructure. Their support of economic development in Horry County is also rooted in their close involvement with the MBREDC and installation of the area's state-of-the-art fiber optic network. For more information on HTC, CLICK HERE.
Frontier Communications provides voice, broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier is approximately 13,650 employees strong and based entirely in the United States. For more information on Frontier Communications, CLICK HERE.
Time Warner Cable is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and one another. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers, as well as enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. For more information on Time Warner Cable, CLICK HERE.