York County, South Carolina, Honored with Prestigious CiCi Award for Economic Excellence

York County, SC – York County has been distinguished as a recipient of the 2024 Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Award from Trade & Industry Development Magazine.

This accolade celebrates York County’s significant contribution to economic development and community growth, particularly highlighted by the decision of QTS Data Centers to establish its inaugural South Carolina facility within the region, marking a monumental $1 billion investment.

The Corporate Investment winners have all pledged large economic development investments, while the Community Impact winners promise to have a transformational effect on the communities in which they’re located. The award-winning projects involve more than $36 billion in capital investment. The number of direct jobs created exceeds 36,000, with countless more indirect positions associated with these projects.

The CiCi Award underscores York County’s strategic initiatives to foster an environment conducive to technological advancement and substantial corporate investment. This recognition places York County at the forefront of economic innovation, alongside Chester County, which was also honored for its achievements in attracting significant investments that bolster regional development.

Over the last 5 years, York County has seen a remarkable influx of over 50 major new ventures and expansions, bringing in excess of 4,000 jobs. Specifically, in 2023, the county witnessed the culmination of eight significant projects, injecting approximately $1.6 billion into the local economy. These enterprises span a wide array of industries, from traditional manufacturing and financial services to cutting-edge sectors like semiconductors, automotive, and aerospace, demonstrating York County’s economic diversity and appeal.

York County’s award from the CiCi Awards, coupled with its strategic location growing with Charlotte and beyond, positions it as a key player in the economic landscape of South Carolina and the broader southeastern United States.

For further details on York County’s achievements and the CiCi Awards, visit:

Trade & Industry Development’s 2024 CiCi Award Winners


Caroline FLoyd
Marketing Director
York County Economic Development

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