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Why Myrtle Beach

Click here to see why companies are choosing to expand and relocate their businesses to the Myrtle Beach area. Lower cost of living and low overall cost of doing business. Horry County also has boasts a great school system and healthcare network. The quality of life is one of the best in the country.

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Life is a beach here in Myrtle Beach. And here, south of the Big Apple, we are primed and at the right place on the map for your next business move, with the lowest property tax rate in South Carolina, a cost of living lower than most cities in the Southeast. A “pro-business mindset,” which means a business-friendly tax structure, sales tax exemptions on industrial machinery and electricity, and no levying of inventory taxes, unitary taxes or wholesale taxes. A skilled workforce of 142,000 strong. And funding incentives from South Carolina for your training needs through three major workforce training options. Testimonial: Metglass has been here since 1989. We strip casting material that goes into a transformer core and it's highly energy-efficient. It's very easy to do business in Myrtle Beach not only from the City Myrtle Beach point of view but from the county also from the state. Officials are very accessible and it's very easy to do things like expansions were you need permits and you need guidance from a regulatory point of view to get your project through and get it up successfully. The cost of doing business in Myrtle Beach and South Carolina is very favorable. The workforce and the wages and the cost of living are very attractive. Our electricity rates are some of the best in the nation, and the logistics costs of doing business with vendors also is very cheap. One of the best benefits of having our business in Myrtle Beach is bringing in customers. They really enjoy coming to Myrtle Beach; we have many golf courses, many restaurants, and of course we have the beach itself and we do bring in people from all over the world. People from Japan love coming here, we bring in people from Europe and without question it's very easy to entertain them and they always come away from Myrtle Beach with a very good impression. We are focused on education. Our Horry County School District boasts 51 schools, including two academies with concentrations in technology, science and arts, plus an Early College High School. Seven schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. More than $500 million has been invested in Horry County schools over the past decade. Myrtle Beach is also home to Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College, with degrees and certification programs in more than 100 fields of study. A support system already in place with the Horry Industrial Alliance and the Grand Strand Technology Council. Since Myrtle Beach is within a day’s drive to two-thirds of the American population, you can stay connected over the road or through the air. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is currently undergoing a $118 million renovation. And four general aviation airports from Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach to Conway and Loris. A robust healthcare network anchored by five award-winning hospitals, including Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and its accredited Chest Pain Center, ranked No. 1 in South Carolina for cardiac surgery. As well as the only robotics program in both counties for general, urologic and gynecological surgery, And, there is more to Myrtle Beach than just business. Here, you will experience a whole new meaning to “Quality of Life,” with 60 miles of sandy beaches, beautiful parks, a strong recreation infrastructure, abundant nature and, of course, Southern hospitality that’s free of charge. Might be why Myrtle Beach was the 12th fastest growing metropolitan statistical area in the nation in 2008. And why 14 million visitors vacation here year after year. Where business as usual means inside access to 100 championship golf courses here in the Golf Capital of the World. And, best of all, Myrtle Beach is a great place to raise your family. Myrtle Beach, where life is a beach. And the best place to grow your business. Catch the Rising Tide.

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