Clarendon County Development Board
411 Sunset Drive | Manning, SC 29102
Phone: 800-729-0973

market access

centrally located on the East Coast

“We have absolutely benefitted from the transportation infrastructure in Clarendon County. Being located right off of Interstate 95 and near the Port of Charleston is a tremendous plus.”

Samuel Chastain
VP and General Manager
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Clarendon County is centrally located on the East Coast, roughly halfway between New York and Miami. We’re within a day’s drive of most major East Coast markets and 70 percent of U.S. markets.

Clarendon County has an extensive transportation infrastructure that makes it easy for businesses to get products to market fast and cost-effectively.


I-95, the major north-south route on the East Coast, runs through the center of Clarendon County. In fact, several of our top industrial buildings and sites are located on or very near I-95.

I-20 and I-26 are within 30 minutes of all of our industrial sites and offer direct access to east-west trade routes as well as the Port of Charleston.

South Carolina is crisscrossed by five interstates (I-20, I-26, I-77, I-85, and I-95), providing efficient access to all areas along the East Coast and within the Southeast.


Clarendon County has rail access through the CSX rail line. These lines serve the Port of Charleston and every major industrial center in the eastern United States. Several of our industrial sites have access to rail. To learn more about these sites, visit our available property database.


Clarendon County is 30 minutes from the Florence Regional Airport and just a little over an hour from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Charleston International Airport, and Myrtle Beach International Airport. All four provide direct flights daily to many major metropolitan areas throughout the East Coast and Midwest. In addition, Clarendon County is just a little over two hours from Charlotte, NC. Charlotte's Douglas Airport has direct flights to major cities all over the world.


Clarendon County is a little over an hour from the Port of Charleston—making our industrial sites and buildings accessible to not only national markets, but international markets, as well. Our direct access to I-95 and the Port of Charleston makes Clarendon County a perfect manufacturing and distribution center location.

Port of Charleston

The Port of Charleston is the second-largest container port in the eastern United States and the busiest container port along the Southeast and Gulf coasts (ranking fourth nationwide).

If your company imports or exports products, or receives goods from suppliers through a port of call, there is no better location than Clarendon County. Companies can access the port via I-26, or by rail via the CSX line.

Port of Savannah

Another option for Clarendon County companies that rely on sea transport to receive materials and ship products is the Port of Savannah. Operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, this port handles a variety of cargoes including container, reefer, breakbulk, and RoRo.

Located about two hours from Clarendon County, Savannah’s port is one of the fastest-growing in the nation.