Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Chester County, SC

County Profile


Celebrate thriving business by day, and see the stars at night in Chester County. Honoring its history and touting a winning combination of location and down-home living, Chester County is located off busy Interstate 77 between Charlotte and the South Carolina state capitol, Columbia, an ideal centerpoint for thriving businesses of any kind.

A haven for engineers, Chester County’s economic opportunities center on hardwood veneer and plywood manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, plastics and rubber products manufacturing. GiTi, the 9th largest tire manufacturer in the world, recently made its new American headquarters in Chester County.

Agri-tourism is also growing in the Chester region. One of 10 area farms, Cotton Hills Farms welcomes school children and visitors to experience farm life first-hand, picking fruits and vegetables, riding horses, sampling honey, learning about wine production, and shopping farm stands for produce and hand-crafted gifts.

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Chester County

Quick Facts


Total Population


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Median Age

4.3 Percent

Unemployment Rate

39.2 Percent

High School Diploma

8.8 Percent

Associate Degree

10.5 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

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