McCormick County Joins Economic Development Partnership

October 9, 2017

The Economic Development Partnership (EDP), a regional economic development alliance serving Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda Counties welcomed McCormick County to the partnership in July of this year.

In 1984, EDP was formed by Aiken County Council at the request of local business leaders. In 1988, Edgefield County joined the Partnership, and in 2014, Saluda County was added. With the addition of McCormick County, EDP will continue its missions and serving the needs of new and existing industries in our region.

“On behalf of McCormick County, we are grateful for the opportunity to join forces with the Economic Development Partnership. We know this will be the most beneficial relationship as we have a lot in common with the other three member counties. We look forward to a productive future as we acknowledge that being a part of EDP will serve as a great asset in helping bring more jobs to McCormick County.” -Charles Jennings, Chairman, McCormick County Council.

“We want to welcome McCormick County into our regional alliance. This region has many allies in common and at the end of the day we are about growing our region with new jobs and diversifying the tax base.” -Gary Stooksbury, Chairman of the Economic Development Partnership.

“Regionalism is here to stay in economic development. We look forward to assisting McCormick County Council and their economic development team led by Thessa Smith in providing new opportunities to make McCormick County an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”-Will Williams, President, and CEO of the Economic Development Partnership.

Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.


When you’re competing in the global marketplace, connectivity and fast access are critical. The Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda region’s location in western South Carolina will put your business at the heart of a very fluid transportation grid, no matter which modes are important for you.