Business & Workforce

SC Works

In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce, SC Works assists and supports both job seekers and employers. Employment centers are located in every region of the state, with employment professionals at the ready to support job seekers with career counseling, job referrals, testing and training services, and resume-writing. Support for employers includes fully integrated jobs portal, identifying and screening qualified employees and a virtual network of workforce resources and labor market information.


WorkKeys® is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills. WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace.

Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina™, a division of the SC Technical College System, provides all employers in South Carolina access to the information and technical assistance needed to create and deploy registered apprenticeship programs.


ReadySC, a division of the SC Technical College System, promotes workforce and economic development in the State of South Carolina by providing customized workforce training solutions to new and expanding business. One of the oldest and most experienced training programs in the United States, readySC works in partnership with South Carolina’s technical colleges to prepare a workforce that meets the needs of business and industry.

SCORE SC Lowcountry 

SCORE offers FREE business mentoring and workshops for business owners. Let one of our business mentors help you with your business. Learn more at

Community and Economic Development

South Carolina Department of Commerce

South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce

Lowcountry Council of Governments

Beaufort Economic Development Corporation

Business Sector Associations

South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

Lowcountry Human Resources Association

Chambers of Commerce

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Country Chamber of Commerce

Jasper Country Chamber of Commerce

Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce