Colleton County has been intentional in creating a successful atmosphere for development within our rich and diverse natural setting. Our regional resources offer a world of opportunity for business and industry.
Colleton County is the home of South Carolina's largest solar installation, featuring 10,010 solar panels, and covering more than 14 acres. It is the first utility-grade solar facility in the state. The farm is operated by a subsidiary of hte InterTech Group out of North Charleston, who then sells the energy to Santee Cooper and the Central Electric Cooperative. This farm will serve as a training ground for the electric cooperatives to determine the most cost effective way to harness the technology.
Colleton County has made significant investments to expand its reach of educational choices for county residents. In recent years, over $90 million has been invested for improvements to our public schools, including a new high school. In 2011, the Career Skills Center opened as a job training facility emphasizing course offerings relevant to local industry.
Play Ball! Colleton County hits a homerun with the construction of a new multi-field sporting complex. The new recreational center will be able to host expanded youth and adult programs as well as regional tournaments. For those who prefer more leisurely outings, other recreational opportunities include kayaking on the Edisto River or wildlife viewing in the ACE Basin.
Today’s landscape continues to reflect much of its history, with many of its old working plantations and rice fields, post-antebellum architecture and Native American archeological sites. Our history and heritage are celebrated throughout the County's cultural community including the County Museum, and a varied mix of art galleries, monuments, historic districts, and local heritage festivals.