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Why Mount Pleasant
100 Ann Edwards Ln.
Mount Pleasant, SC  29464

Ph: (843) 884-1229
Fx: (843) 856-2195

The Town of Mount Pleasant is nestled between the beautiful beaches of the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island and historic Charleston, South Carolina.  With a population of more than 67,000, the Town of Mount Pleasant offers an ideal location to reach major metropolitan and manufacturing centers in the South, mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest.  With an integrated highway system, an international airport, and the second busiest container port along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, businesses located in the Town of Mount Pleasant and Charleston Region benefit from highly efficient access to the marketplaces--by land, by air, and by sea. 

Strong Economic Growth
The Town of Mount Pleasant continues to enjoy strong economic growth. Fiscal year 2010/2011 experienced a 179% increase over the prior year in new construction with over $144.6 million in new private development (excluding additions, upfits, and renovations) combined with $142.3 million in public infrastructure investment.  Another sign of the strength of Mount Pleasant's economic growth is that the percentage of new construction is such a large portion of the total physical development of the Town as a whole.  In fact, for fiscal year 2008/2009, commercial construction accounted for 67.16% of all new construction by dollar amount.

Comprised of Small Businesses
The US Small Business Administration says that small businesses create two of every three new jobs, produce 39% of the gross national product, and invent more than half the nation's technological innovation. Also, small and midsize companies create jobs at a faster pace than their larger counterparts. The latest census report indicates Mount Pleasant is comprised of small business, with 97% employing less than 50 employees and 89% less than 20 employees. .

Quality of Life
That unique and engaging Town of Mount Pleasant character is built on a solid  foundation. We're a community that offers abundant housing in a wide price range, a safe environment, solid schools, healthy and charming neighborhoods, a gorgeous natural setting and mild climates.  It's no wonder over 67,000 people call the Town of Mount Pleasant home.

Award Winning
The Town of Mount Pleasant has been recognized many times for being a great place to live and work.  Here are a few recognitions:
  • "One of the best cities for startups"--Business Week
  • "One of the best places to live"--Money Magazine
  • 2010 All-America City--National Civic League
  • 2010 National Principal of the Year--National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • South Carolina Achievement Award for efforts in workforce housing--SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
  • Tree City USA--SC Forestry Commission
  • 2012 Outstanding Planning Project Award for the Urban Corridor- SCAPA 

The Town of Mount Pleasant wants you to share our excitement about the many business opportunities our community offers, and we invite you to participate in our continuing growth and success. For more information regarding state and local resources please review our quick links and frequently asked questions.