Economic Development

Fairfield Economic Development - the Natural Resource for Business in South Carolina. You can get anywhere from here!

Fairfield County is located in the central part of South Carolina on I-77 with five major interstates within an 85-mile radius. It is uniquely positioned halfway between New York and Miami, within 24-hour ground access to more than 70 percent of the U.S. market. Additionally, one of the nation’s most effective and productive deepwater ports, the Port of Charleston, is an easily accessible 138 miles away. Connectivity to major North/South and East/West interstates allows for easy market access, making Fairfield County the premier location for business.

Close to it all, yet very far away

Fairfield County has the very unique advantage of being located within close proximity to urban areas and their amenities while offering all of the benefits of a rural county. Fairfield is less than one hour’s drive from the Douglas International Airport and upscale shopping offered in Charlotte, NC and less than one-half hour’s drive to South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia and the State’s flagship University, the University of South Carolina. However, with a total area of 687 square miles, two recreational lakes encompassing more than 20,700 acres, 11,080 acres of the Sumter National Forest and a County Seat with small town charm and historical significance, Fairfield County offers a tranquil, less congested environment in which to conduct business.

World Class Innovation

Many world-class companies have chosen to call Fairfield County home and continue to be successful here. Products manufactured in Fairfield include, but are not limited to vehicle mirror and vision systems, tire cord, electrical systems, and wiring harnesses, fiberglass insulation, copper clad laminates, and magnetic tape and typewriter ribbons. Fairfield is also home to a leading fine wine and spirits distribution company, electric vehicle distribution company and nuclear power generation facility, as well as many other innovative, world-class companies.

Partnerships are essential to value-added resources

From a wide array of existing infrastructure networks to access to a skilled workforce, Fairfield County has many resources available to assist businesses with locating and being successful here. Resource availability is a direct result of partnerships between County Officials, State Officials, State, and Local Workforce Development Groups, Educational Facilities, Utility and Telecommunications Providers, Private Businesses and the County, Regional and State Economic Development Offices. For more information, please visit the Fairfield County Economic Development Website at

Contact Us

P.O. Box 60
Winnsboro, South Carolina 29180

Main Office Phone: (803)712-1923
Fax: (803)712-1394
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM

Ty Davenport
Economic Development Director
+1 803-712-1923