Located halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia, Pickens County offers local companies a strategic location from which they can serve their customers in the Southeastern U.S. and beyond.

Bordering on I-85, Pickens County boasts 228 miles of state primary roads.  These roads cross the county, north to south from North Carolina intersecting Interstate 85, and east to west intersecting intersecting Interstate 385.  Four-lane US 123 traverses the county from Clemson to I-385 and US 178 runs north to south from North Carolina to I-85.

Air Service

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is only a 30-minute drive away and the Pickens County Airport has 5002 feet of runway, perfect for charter flights.

GSP offers travelers direct flights to a number of major U.S. cities and access to international destinations with easy connections to major hubs like Atlanta, Newark and JFK.

GSP International Cargo and Passenger Statistics

Port Access

During 2011, South Carolina's ports in Charleston and Georgetown served nearly 1,800 ships and barges.  The Port of Charleston is a deep water port with inner harbor channels recording -45 feet at mean low water, making it the deepest in the South Atlantic region.

The Port of Charleston is also preparing to serve the larger container ships scheduled to begin arriving after the expansion of the Panama Canal is completed. By undertaking a post -45' deepening project to accommodate the larger vessels, the South Carolina Ports Authority is continuing to offer customers served by their ports a competitive advantage.

The economic impact of South Carolina ports is substantial.  More than 280,000 jobs and $45 billion is attributed to the operation of the ports each year.

SC Ports

SC Port Map 

Upstate Trucking

Upstate Trucking Profile


Upstate SC Rails

Upstate SC Rails


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