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Business Retention & Expansion Program

For more than 25 years, York County Economic Development’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program has served the business community. This comprehensive program focuses solely on the retention and expansion of existing companies in York County. 

We understand the importance of retaining and expanding existing companies in our communities.  As a result, a full-time Business Retention Manager is on staff to devote full attention to area businesses. Through the establishment of targeted programs, York County is able to offer an array of resources and services to our businesses that makes them competitive and successful.


  • Provide discretionary performance-based tax incentive programs for qualifying companies
  • Grant administration services for qualifying companies
  • Liaison to area workforce training and education providers 
  • Introductions and coordination with city, county and state government agencies and officials
  • Access to market data that includes demographics, labor force, real estate, income and wage data, and company lists
  • Marketing and communications of expansion projects
  • Introductions to community and business service representatives
  • Available property searches


Programs that may be of interest to York County companies include:

  • Business Visitation Program (Ongoing)
  • Safety Council (Monthly)
  • Human Resource Roundtable (Quarterly)
  • Business Leaders Council (Quarterly)
  • South Carolina Industry Appreciation and Industry Impact Award (Annual)
  • Annual Existing Industry Event