Berkeley County has emerged as one of South Carolina’s fastest growing economic centers and one of the top 100 fastest growing counties in the country. Companies such as Google, DuPont Valley Forge Flag, Parker Hannifin, Jomar Logistics and Pegasus Steel have moved their operations and distribution centers to the Berkeley County area bringing new jobs and helping to fuel the booming residential developments. Many of these companies, located at Mount Holly Commerce Park off of Highway 52, are minutes from Foxbank Towne Center. The exploding growth of this area offers outstanding opportunities for retailers and other businesses.

• Out of 3,194 counties in the U.S., Berkeley County was ranked 35th for fastest for population growth, adding nearly 12,000 residents in the course of 27 months.
• New housing developments are bringing approximately 40,000 new residents
• Houses in Foxbank Plantation, priced between $120,000 and $400,000, will accommodate over 8,000 new residents
• Directly across US Hwy 52 from Foxbank Towne Center, an additional 477 acres are being developed with houses priced between $140,000 and $250,000 which will attract more than 2700 new residents
• New residents are expected to contribute $720 million in retail sales per year, for an overall economic impact of $1.5 billion per year to Berkeley County
• Since 1991, the median income in Berkeley County has risen from $29,000 to $51,093 and over 33,000 new jobs have been created along with $6.5 billion in industry development
• Currently, there are twice as many homes in the planning or construction stages as there are in Berkeley County today
• Berkeley County’s 2012 Census population estimate is 189,781 residents, up more than 20% from 2003
• The area’s ongoing development includes projects by Trident Health Systems and Roper St. Francis Hospital which will bring a number of high-paying jobs.
• Google announced in January plans to invest $600 million in a third Berkeley Co. data center, bringing its total investment in Berkeley Co to $1.2 billion