As businesses begin to navigate their way to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion County is here to help you connect with funding, local resources, buyers, even data and analytics to guide your business decisions. With time, money, and resources at a premium, we are committed to helping our companies and manufacturing facilities move forward with the tools and information needed to be smarter and more efficient.
We offer a variety of tools and resources, depending on what your business needs, like:
None available at this time.
By visiting local companies, we can get to know you, understand your industry’s capabilities, and provide programs and assistance that matter most to you. In return, you’re able to provide valuable information regarding economic trends, address industry concerns, and effectively communicate challenges in the business community to local and state officials.
Our office can help with:
- Workforce development and training
- State and local grant facilitation
- Site & facility search
- Personal and confidential support
- Request a visit to your facility
The SC workforce system can assist with finding qualified employees, employee retention, as well as training programs through technical and community colleges or apprenticeships.
SizeUpSC is a platform that allows you to receive data to help your company make better decisions around competitive benchmarking, customers, suppliers, even marketing and advertising.
- Compare your business performance to industry competitors across multiple performance indicators for competitive benchmarking.
- Discover and identify potential customers, suppliers, even competitors, to grow your business geographically.
- Identify the best geographic locations to advertise based on your industry and demographic characteristics of your audience.
Connect with an area expert who can identify barriers or issues that may be stifling growth. These one-to-one consultations provide an assessment of your operation, moving your business potential to the next level.
- Existing Industry Expertise
- SourceSC- a convenient way to source locally-developed materials and service providers, connecting South Carolina companies with in-state suppliers and vendors.
SCMEP- a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions.
With access to inland ports and seaports, Marion County is "10 miles from the rest of the world". SC has a wealth of international trade expertise. Your company can gain insight and practical knowledge from the proven success of trade specialists.
Find out what events could be excellent opportunities to network with potential clients or partners. Join Marion County Progress, Inc, a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to assisting the economic development office with the betterment of Marion County, to be included on the "Preferred Vendors" List and attend events at no cost or reduced cost!
Population characteristics – resident population count, population growth, migration patterns
Demographics – age, gender, race
Education statistics – graduation rates, enrollment by school/program, spending per pupil
Housing characteristics – number of housing units, rent vs. own, value of housing
Social characteristics – poverty level, crime statistics, societal barriers
Employment information – employment by industry/occupation, turnover, trends
Wages and earnings – wages by industry/occupation, total compensation, trends
Labor availability – labor force participation, unemployment characteristics, willing & able
Workforce characteristics – commuting patterns, union membership, workforce demographics
Traditional indicators – gross domestic product, unemployment rate, inflation
Industry viability – existing industry characteristics, sales and purchases, forecast growth
Market characteristics –consumer spending characteristics, market demand, retail sales
Standard of living – income and wealth, cost of living, resident welfare
Economic development – jobs and capital investment, economic impact, tax base impact
Public health information
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