Cypress Ridge Business & Industrial Park

Transportation

cypressridgeCypress Ridge Business & Industrial Park is strategically located 3 miles northwest of Ridgeland, South Carolina, on US Highway 278 and SC Highway 652 just 4 miles from Interstate 95.

The Port of Savannah is 34 miles to the south, the Port of Port Royal is 30 miles to the east, and the Port of Charleston, the second largest container port on the east coast, is 83 miles northeast.

The Savannah International Airport, 32 miles south, offers commercial air service. Ridgeland has a general aviation airport that features a 70′ x 3100′ paved and lighted runway.

Labor Force

The combined civilian labor force within a 30-mile radius of Hardeeville and Ridgeland (the county seat) totals well over a quarter-million.

Jasper County boasts a strong work ethic and productive work force resulting from a rich agricultural heritage. This is enhanced by excellent labor training programs offered by the South Carolina State Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education through its Special Schools division, which has been cited as a national model on NBC news and in Business Week magazine. Special Schools programs develop customized pre-employment training for new and expanding businesses.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry and the University of South Carolina Beaufort, both just minutes away, offer one- and two-year degree programs for college transfer in allied health, business and industrial fields.

In addition to Jasper County’s public school system, the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence offers a full array of vocational classes with course offerings in all areas to students enrolled in a private or public school in Beaufort or Jasper counties.

Tax Incentives

Jasper County offers new industry with 10 or more employees;

  • Tax credits based on new jobs created
  • A five-year moratorium on all county ordinary taxes
  • No inventory tax
  • No unitary tax
  • No wholesale tax
  • Exemption from sales tax on industrial machinery
  • Exemption from sales tax on electricity, fuel, water and sewer
  • Industries investing $5 million or more are allowed to negotiate a flat fee in lieu of property taxes.