Welcome to
Pickens County.South Carolina.USA

The Economic Development Alliance of Pickens County (Alliance Pickens) is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Pickens County. We strive to improve the quality of life of each Pickens County citizen by facilitating job growth and capital investment from new and existing companies.

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Did You Know?

  • Located on I-85 Corridor
  • Within 130 miles of three
    international airports
  • Positioned halfway in-between
    Charlotte, NC & Atlanta, GA
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STEM and Manufacturing Students enrolled in the Pickens County Career and Technology Center (2020-2021)

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Graduation rate from the Pickens County Career and Technology Center (2020)

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STEM graduates from Clemson University (2019-2020)

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Completers from the Pickens County Career and Technology Center (2019-2020)

DEVELOPING A SKILLED WORKFORCE FOR YOU

HOME OF THE SCHOLAR TECHNICIAN

The School District of Pickens County is already the number one school district in South Carolina. To ensure our county continues to flourish, The Scholar Technician was born. The Scholar Technician initiative has received international acclaim as an effective workforce activity and economic development program since its launch in 2012. This initiative focuses on the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and its purpose is to encourage students to pursue technical careers while also assisting existing Pickens County STEM manufacturers with an increased volume and velocity of technically trained employees. By using extensive hands-on technical training, this local initiative encourages students to apply STEM principles to solving problems with their minds and their hands at The Pickens County Career and Technology Center.

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Industries

On the cutting edge

Alliance Pickens is rapidly growing with all the upcoming industries on the cutting edge. From software development to advanced manufacturing we continue to evolve.

Advanced
Manufacturing

Advanced
Metalworking

Chemical &
Textile Manufacturing

Plastics &
Composites

Specialty
Device

Software
Development

ALLIANCE PICKENS

Thrive with Our Community

We work with business executives, site selection consultants, community leaders, government agencies, and others to accelerate growth and further our critical objective to attract, retain, and increase the number of jobs and amount of capital investment in Pickens County.South Carolina.USA. Continue Reading

By advancing initiatives that promote the success of both new and existing businesses, Alliance Pickens assists Pickens County in maintaining a pro-business environment where businesses of all types can thrive. A combination of favorable market conditions, market access, and renowned workforce development continue to attract companies from across the globe. Continue Reading

With a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains out of your office window and the perfect business climate, you can also call Pickens County home. The quality of life in Pickens County.South Carolina.USA is second to none.

  • Consistently high academic achievement in schools
  • Access to state-of-the-art medical care
  • A variety of recreational and cultural amenities
  • A growing housing market

Our Advantages

WHAT SETS US APART

BUSINESS
CLIMATE

South Carolina is a state with a strong manufacturing presence and abundant resources for expanding or relocating businesses. Learn more about the wide range of favorable market conditions that contribute to our robust business environment.

TALENT
BUILDING

Pickens County is home of the Scholar Technician initiative, developing specialized skills through applied technical education in local High Schools and the Career and Technology Center. Learn more about our workforce development.

LAKE
LIFESTYLE

With over ten (10) lakes to choose from, you could be on the water every weekend. The area’s mild, four-season climate is perfect for year-round fun! Enjoy time with family or new found friends with mountain views.

PAINLESS
LOGISTICS

Located on the industry rich I-85 corridor between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, Pickens County, South Carolina is the perfect location for companies interested in relocating or expanding in the southeast.

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We look forward to speaking with you!