Orangeburg County is part of the global economy and is well connected to the rest of the world. Manufacturers and distribution centers have multiple links to primary roadways, quick access to a major seaport, and gateways to international markets via air cargo and commercial flights.
Orangeburg County boasts more than 1,600 miles of highways within its borders, and therefore distinguishes itself from the rest of South Carolina through unparalleled access. In fact, Orangeburg County ranks second in the state in number of highway miles and fourth in the state in number of interstate miles.
Orangeburg County businesses are strategically situated within four hours of three of the fastest growing markets in the Southeast—Atlanta, Charlotte and Jacksonville. Columbia and Charleston, the two largest commercial centers in the state, are reached via Interstates 26 and 95. Those two highways alone offer 10 interchanges throughout Orangeburg County.
Within a 500-mile radius of Orangeburg County are 15 states stretching from Pennsylvania to Florida. These states are home to 32 percent of all U.S. manufacturing facilities and generate 34 percent of total U.S. retail sales. What’s more, they are all easily accessible from Orangeburg County.
Also beneficial to Orangeburg County businesses is the Port of Charleston. This Foreign Trade Zone is only one hour away. Better yet, more than 50 shipping lines serve this leading container port servicing the south Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Orangeburg County offers obvious advantages of rail service. CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railroad provide main line service. Many industrial sites currently are served by rail, and both railroads have intermodal yards near I-26 between Orangeburg and Charleston.
Equally convenient is air transportation, thanks to Orangeburg County’s location between Columbia and Charleston. Columbia Metropolitan Airport, 39 miles from Orangeburg, provides direct flights to major cities throughout the Southeast and connecting flights to other destinations. Charleston International Airport offers direct flights to other major cities along the Eastern seaboard, as well as connecting flights to several major hubs. General aviation service is provided by the Orangeburg Municipal Airport, which can accommodate small corporate jets.
Orangeburg County boasts a “global logistics triangle” to the rest of the world. With the abundance of transportation and distribution availabilities, businesses have numerous options in Orangeburg County.
DISTANCES TO MAJOR SOUTHEAST CITIES IN MILES:
Columbia, SC – 37
Charleston, SC – 73
Augusta, GA – 67
Savannah, GA – 99
Charlotte, NC – 115
Spartanburg, SC – 118
Greenville, SC -128
Atlanta, GA – 204
Interstate Highways I-95 and I-26 (I-20 & I-77 in Columbia)
U.S. Highways 301, 601, 178, 21, 321, 78, 176, 15
35 motor carriers
One motor freight terminal
Norfolk Southern (main line)
CSX (main line)
Orangeburg Municipal Airport
Paved 5,401-foot lighted runway.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Direct flights to major Southeastern cities. Located 45 minutes away.
Charleston International Airport
Direct flights to major cities on Eastern seaboard. Located one hour away.
The Port of Charleston is approximately one hour away and the Port of Savannah is less than two hours away. These ports are among the leading container cargo ports on the south Atlantic & Gulf coasts.