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Cherokee County Development Board

Cherokee County, South Carolina enjoys a thriving and profitable economy and an abundance of natural & manufactured resources.

Cherokee County sits at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Interstate 85 runs through the County connecting to Greenville, SC only 40 minutes to the South and Charlotte, NC , just 40 minutes to the north. The County is within a single day’s drive to 65% of the U.S. Population.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport are within a 40-minute drive, and the main line of Norfolk-Southern Railroad runs through Cherokee County. The Port of Charleston, one of the leading container seaports in the U.S., is located less than 3 hours away.

Gaffney, the County seat, is the largest city in Cherokee with Blacksburg the second largest town. Cherokee County offers an unbeatable combination of amenities for business and industry including:
An abundant and educated workforce
The nation’s best workforce training program in ReadySC
A highly diversified industrial base
A high standard of living and outstanding quality of life
A pro-business attitude
A strong positive work-ethic
Within an hour of two international airports
Access to transportation networks that connect you to your suppliers and markets
Most importantly, it is the citizens of the Cherokee County community that sets us apart. Newcomers find friendly neighbors, schools that welcome their involvement, recreation facilities and sports programs in which they can participate, active civic organizations, and a caring Church community.

Cherokee County be it in Blacksburg, Gaffney, or somewhere in between…is a community you will enjoy calling home.

When you add in the County’s beautiful setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Cherokee County becomes the perfect choice for your business establishment, relocation, or expansion.

Ken Moon
Executive Director, Cherokee County Industrial Dev. Board
101 Campus Drive
Gaffney SC 29341
Phone: (864) 206-2805
Fax: (864) 206-2801
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cherokeecountydevelopmentboard.com