Warehousing and Distribution
Employment in warehousing and logistics sector in United States is project to grow 6.5 percent nationally between 2012 and 2017. Subsectors that are expected to experience the greatest growth in jobs include Support Activities for Road Transportation (15 percent growth), Warehousing and Storage (13 percent growth), Freight Transportation Arrangement (11 percent growth), and Support Activities for Air Transportation (11 percent growth).
Industrial Ambassadors: Approximately 16 companies related to warehousing and distribution are located in Williamsburg County an include, but are not limited to, Abrams Trucking, Baker Transportation, McKenzie Trucking, and Triple F Transfer.
Williamsburg County Advantages: Williamsburg County is strategically located within a single day’s drive to many major metropolitan areas in the eastern United States including New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Birmingham, Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Detroit. Williamsburg County is located within 30 miles of Interstate 95, and with 55 miles of both Interstate 20 and Interstate 26. Other major highways intersecting Williamsburg County include United States Highways 52 and 521, as well as South Carolina state highways 261, 377, and 527.
Mainline rail service in Williamsburg County is provided by CSX and connects to the Port of Charleston to the south. The Port of Charleston has five terminals including three container terminals and two break bulk terminals that have direct access to Interstates 20, 26, 40, 77, 85, and 95.
The Port of Georgetown, is approximately 45 miles from Williamsburg County and is a dedicated break-bulk and bulk cargo port. The port features specialty cargo handling facilities, ample open storage and covered storage space, direct access to United States Highway 17, and rail service from CSX.
The Williamsburg Regional Airport has a 5,000 foot asphalt runway that can accommodate corporate jets and private planes. Commercial air service is available through the Florence Regional Airport (40 miles), the Charleston International Airport (75 miles), and Myrtle Beach International Airport (75 miles).