The I-77 region is poised for growth. Having access to the two major metropolitan areas of Columbia and Charlotte, our region is comprised of urban, suburban, and rural settings that can accommodate any plans for corporate expansion from office and corporate projects to manufacturing and distribution operations.
The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is a county-driven, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to positioning and marketing the five counties as a world-class business location to attract capital investment and high-quality jobs to the region.
We provide value-added services and products to the local developers within our five-county region, including strategic planning, workforce assessment, research services and data platforms. Plus, since our members represent the entire I-77 region, we are agile and proactive, as we all work in tandem to drive the region’s success.
By the Numbers
Population Growth(US Avg 3%)
+26K in Job Growth(US Avg 6%)
+$2.8B in Wage Growth(US Avg 19%)
Corporate Expansion Projects
Pledged Job Creation
Become an Investor in the I-77 Region
We invite you to be an ambassador for the Alliance by sharing the message of our region’s growth and its unique assets, including the following:
Access Charlotte’s market and amenities with South Carolina’s business climate
Growing workforces in Charlotte and Columbia in a business-friendly environment
Diverse portfolio of sites & buildings with a dynamic transportation network for global connections
The Alliance is grateful to our current investors and are committed to earning your continued support. If you aren’t currently an investor, we would appreciate the opportunity to tell you how your investment in the Alliance could continue growing economic opportunities in the region.
For more information on how to invest in the Alliance, contact Christopher Finn.
The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is a public/private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit economic development organization. The I-77 Alliance’s sole mission is to position and market the five counties as a world-class business location to attract capital investment and high quality jobs to the region. The Alliance receives operational funding from its member county governments and private sector investors.
By working together, investors in the Alliance create new economic opportunities for the region, which far exceed what they could accomplish on their own. The Alliance has established an aggressive marketing and branding campaign to bring new economic development leads and activities to Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, and York Counties, which is made possible by our investors.
Our Levels of Investment in the South Carolina I-77 Alliance
- Dominion Energy
- Duke Energy
- Chester County Natural Gas Authority
- Chester Development Association
- ECS Southeast
- Fairfield Electric Cooperative
- Lancaster & Chester Railroad
- Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority
- Midlands Technical College
- Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
- Santee Cooper
- South Carolina Power Team
- Southern Entertainment
- York County Natural Gas Authority
- Chester Metropolitan District
- Colliers / Columbia
- Davis & Floyd
- Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
- McCrory Construction
- Maynard Nexsen
- Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
- Spratt Savings Bank
- York Electric Cooperative
- York Technical College