Realize Business Success in Horry County

According to the U.S. Census, Myrtle Beach is the second fastest growing metro area in the nation, and people are flocking to our region for reasons that may be surprising to some. Myrtle Beach is a world-famous vacation destination, but it’s gaining notoriety as a strong, influential area for business as well. A growing, sophisticated metropolitan area coupled with South Carolina’s ranking as a top state for business continue to make our region a sought-after place not only to work and live, but to stay and thrive. Business success in Horry County is palpable.

Business Climate

Horry County is quickly becoming a global hub for business opportunity; it’s currently home to 25 international companies. Strategically located in the northeastern corner of coastal South Carolina, between the port cities of Charleston, S.C., and Wilmington, N.C., and halfway between New York and Miami, Myrtle Beach businesses can reach 2/3 of the nation with ease. The area boasts the lowest property tax rate in South Carolina, making the cost of doing business here favorable. New companies locating in Myrtle Beach, as well as those expanding their footprint, benefit from easy access to both local and state officials and a permitting process that makes it seamless to get your business up and running. The electricity rates and logistics costs in Myrtle Beach are some of the best in the nation.


South Carolina’s workforce has been touted as one of the most productive in the country. The reputation comes from workforce reliability, low turnover, and advanced training programs in a variety of fields like manufacturing, engineering, and machine operations. The MBREDC works closely with local colleges and universities to support programs that educate and train the next generation of talent in Myrtle Beach. In 2016, Horry County received certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative, establishing our region as a dedicated resource to economic growth and a robust workforce pipeline. Learn More

Manufacturing worker in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach by the Numbers 

  • Locations and expansions since 2016: Seven
  • Amount of capital invested since 2016: $12.975 million
  • Number of jobs created since 2016: 502
  • Number of higher education institutions: Five
  • Number in area workforce: More than 142,000



  • Myrtle Beach the second fastest growing metro area in U.S. (U.S. Census)
  • South Carolina ranked no. 3 top state for business
  • Horry County ranked in top five for workforce development programs (Area Development Magazine)