Here’s where you can learn more about why Barnwell County’s unbeatable combination of real estate, infrastructure and skilled labor is so attractive to businesses that wish to compete and win in the 21st century. Because of its stable, friendly business climate, Barnwell County has attracted national and international companies from a wide range of industries. As our diverse business base broadens and the number of people employed continues to grow, Barnwell County will continue to enjoy even greater economic stability.
Occupying 40 percent of Barnwell County, the Savannah River Site has attracted many high-tech firms to the area. Constructed in the 1950s to produce the basic materials used in the fabrication of nuclear weapons, the Savannah River Site is one of the state’s largest employers, with some 16,000 employees.