The Chesterfield County Economic Development Board (CCEDB) was established in 1987 to foster and promote economic development in Chesterfield County.
CCEDB's primary goal is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the county by increasing capital investment and creating new jobs. CCEDB provides site selection assistance, incentive negotiations, and serves as a liaison for regulatory issues for new and existing business and industry. CCEDB is responsible for the marketing and promotion of Chesterfield County as a great place to work and live. Additionally, the agency coordinates strategic planning/target industry studies, development of industrial sites and parks, speculative buildings and infrastructure, workforce training and development, demographic information management and providing support of tourism and downtown development as needed. CCEDB is comprised of a 13-member board of directors. Staff members include Kim Burch, Director and Chrystie Chambers, Administrative Assistant. CCEDB stands ready to work with you in assessing your needs and to provide solutions that help you succeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who may I contact for information about Chesterfield County Economic Development?
A.You can contact Kim Burch, Director or Chrystie Chambers, Administrative Assistant.
Q. Why choose Chesterfield County for my business location?
A. Chesterfield County is an excellent location for your business because:
- Adjacent to the Charlotte metro area
- Centrally located with excellent access to Interstate 77, Interstate 20, and Interstate 95
- Less than 2 hours to the Port of Charleston and the Port of Wilmington
- Within 1 hour of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- Quality industrial parks, sites & buildings
- Access to low cost utility infrastructure and construction cost that average 21% below the national average
- Large pool of skilled available labor due to recent down-sizing in textiles & other manufacturing
- WATER….you need it-we have it! Chesterfield County is located on the rechargeable area of the Middendorf Aquifer - unaffected by recent drought.
- Pro-business state and local governments
Q. How do I start a business?
A. This link is an excellent guide provided by the SC Department of Commerce.
Q. What is the application process for permitting?
A. SC Department of Health & Environmental Control is in charge of all permitting in South Carolina. This link provides guidelines for various permitting issues.
Q. Are there grants and incentives available for businesses?
A. Chesterfield County and the SC Department of Commerce offer a very competitive environment in which businesses can locate and prosper. This link provides a brief overview of state and local incentives. Please contact the Chesterfield County Economic Development office for more information.
Q. Who can assist me with developing a business plan?
A. Contact Mike Bell of the local Small Business Development Center at 843-661-8256
Q. What financing options are available?
A. The following are information sources for financing your business in Chesterfield County.
- SBA 504 Program&(with excellent decision turn-around)
- State lending programs and contact
- Venture Capital Information
First Citizens, Pageland, Chesterfield & Cheraw
First Bank, Cheraw
Wells Fargo, Cheraw
Carolina Bank & Trust, Cheraw & Chesterfield
First Palmetto, Pageland
Heritage Bank, McBee
Sandhills Bank, McBee
Founders Credit Union, Cheraw, Chesterfield & Pageland