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York County Economic Development Launches New Website

YORK COUNTY, SC – York County Economic Development has launched a new interactive and responsive website that will help promote York County as the premier location to do business in the Southeast. 

“We believe that this new website amplifies the benefits to living, locating and growing business in York County,” shared David Swenson, Director for York County Economic Development.” Based on initial results of the site, we are seeing positive impacts confirming an immediate return on investment.”

The site is rich in information and includes multiple resources including the York County Data Center, an online interactive dashboard. The dashboard provides data and trend analysis that is useful for prospective employers, site selectors, and other economic development stakeholders as they evaluate and make business and policy decisions. The Data Center makes it easy to find current economic, demographic and workforce information sourced from official government data. 

Beyond the site’s data resources and new design, viewers will see the new logo and tag line for economic development in York County. “The Location You Need. The Life You Want” is now made evident with the help of the website’s content through its Locate Here, Live Here, Grow Here navigation. 

“Visitors to the site will easily find the data, stats and photos to support this tagline,” shared Doug Meyer-Cuno, Chairman for the York County Economic Development Board. “Whether it is highlighting the growth companies and industries already in York County, or those looking for more on the county’s attractiveness and quality of place, the information is there and easy to find.”  

Other components of the site include its seamless integration with the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s new LocateSC, showcasing available real estate properties for the county. 

Within the Locate Here section, users can find vital information on taxes and incentives, profile material on the area's extensive transportation and infrastructure network, and information on the areas growing workforce and demographics. 

The site also has a focus on the retention and expansion of existing industry in York County. The Grow Here section lays out the resources available under the comprehensive Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. 

Throughout the site, users can find specific data and infographics reinforcing York County’s unique strengths within the Southeast marketplace, as well as a more intimate look into each municipality under the Live Here portion of the site. 

“With the ability to create and share content, the news and blogs sections will serve as a conduit, helping us better connect with our regional marketing partners including the South Carolina I-77 Alliance and the Charlotte Regional Partnership. This helps us support regionalism and makes us a more dynamic partner.” Swenson added. 

Private investors from the York County Growth Partners funded the branding efforts. Rollout of specific site components will continue, along with new content and marketing initiatives in the coming year.  

To view York County Economic Development’s new website, visit www.yorkcountyed.com

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