Pickens County Resources

At Alliance Pickens, our goal is to provide members of the existing industry community, as well as those companies that may be interested in learning more about Pickens County, with the information they need to make informed business decisions. If our office can be of assistance with your company’s expansion or relocation to Pickens County.South Carolina.USA, please contact our office.

The Economic Development Alliance of Pickens County (Alliance Pickens) is empowered by, and works closely with, the government of Pickens County. Companies may negotiate with Pickens County for incentives, and all taxes are adhered to by Pickens County and the State of South Carolina.

Pickens County Government is dedicated to providing timely, efficient, courteous and professional services to all citizens of Pickens County. Pickens County makes decisions that promote the best interests of the greater community and develop the resources, policies, plans and procedures to effectively address public needs. County Government officials pursue and support those programs and projects that best uphold the priorities of Pickens County Council.

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Entrepreneurial Resources

Thanks to the pro-business environment of Pickens County.South Carolina.USA, small business owners are able to thrive. Federal, State, and local resources are available to support the efforts of small business owners whether you’re just starting your business or working on a plan that will help it grow.

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Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration the Small Business Development Center (SC SBDC) program was established to aid small business start-up ventures and to assist in the continued growth of small businesses across the country. The program is supported with federal, state and private funds and is open to any present or prospective small business owner generally fee free.

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The SC Department of Commerce offers a variety or resources for small businesses included their Business Resource Guide.

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The South Carolina Business One Stop or SCBOS is the official South Carolina business web portal.

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The goals of the Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance (OSMBA) are to promote the growth and development of small and minority-owned businesses in South Carolina and to advocate that an equitable portion of State procurement contracts be awarded to small and minority-owned businesses.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zone incentive is a community development program designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into “Opportunity Funds,” which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in areas designated as an “Opportunity Zone.” In Pickens County, three (3) census tracts have been selected as Opportunity Zones. For further details, download the Pickens County Opportunity Zone Flyer.

To find local available office and industrial properties located within an Opportunity Zone, please visit our Sites & Buildings page and look for the “Opportunity Zone” icon.

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