On behalf of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce, its Board of Directors, staff and approximately 300 member businesses, I wish to welcome you to Jasper County, South Carolina. Nestled between the historic city of Savannah and the beautiful barrier islands of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Jasper County offers you a unique opportunity to experience a wide variety of leisure time pursuits.
See for yourself as you traverse the highways and byways that wind their way through six hundred sixty-two square miles of beautiful wetland habitats, wilderness forest, river deltas, nature preserves and landscaped parks. Jasper County has long been known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise,” with hunting, fishing, kayaking, boating, hiking and other outdoor fun just waiting for the enthusiast to enjoy.
If a more structured activity is to your liking, walk the Blue Heron Nature Trail in Ridgeland, the county seat, or stroll the rustic trails in the Sergeant Jasper Park in Hardeeville, A visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge can top off anyone’s trip and give real insight to the sensitive ecosystem of the Lowcountry coast.
Yet, Jasper County is more than nature-based tourism. It is business, big business. The development of highly successful, upscale business and industrial parks throughout the county has attracted worldwide attention. In the coming year, Jasper County expects to formalize agreements that will entail over a billion dollars of investment in the county over the next five years.
This sleepy, little rural county is maturing and taking its rightful place in the mainstream of 21st century commerce. Owing to a commitment by its elected leadership to develop the necessary infrastructure to attract non-polluting business and industry, Jasper County is reaping the rewards of that strategy, with better paying jobs created weekly, resulting in an economy that is surging as ever increasing payrolls are spread throughout the community.
It’s an exciting time in Jasper County and we invite you to become a part of it. We truly have something to offer everyone. For more information on the many opportunities available in Jasper County, for work, play, shopping, worship or recreation, please contact us.
Welcome to Jasper County!
Marty Sauls, President
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce