Rock Hill, South Carolina is located in the north-central area of South Carolina, approximately 20 miles south along the I-77 corridor from Charlotte, North Carolina. Rock Hill offers unique options and benefits for business owners that other cities and counties in the Charlotte metro area simply can't compete with. Rock Hill also has advantageous tax laws, award-winning employee training programs and lucrative incentives that make it easy for business to grow and prosper. Deciding where to start or relocate a business depends largely on accessibility, and Rock Hill boasts numerous transportation advantages. I-77 runs directly through Rock Hill, and I-85 runs near the northwestern part of York County. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is less than 30 minutes away, while the Port of Charleston, the busiest container port in the Southeast is only a short three hour drive away. Rock Hill is strategically located in the absolute center of the East Coast, and with only a two hour flight time or one day motor freight delivery time, businesses in Rock Hill can reach almost 60% of the nation's general population and its industrial base.
In addition to business benefits, Rock Hill is a spectacular community that combines hometown charm with big-city amenities for its residents. Rock Hill's proximity to Charlotte's international airport, downtown nightlife, restaurants, professional sports and entertainment venues guarantees an exceptional quality of life long after the workday is over. Named one of America's 100 Best Communities For Young People by America's Promise Alliance in 2008, Rock Hill is justly proud of its excellent schools, superb parks, quaint downtown area and delightful offerings of arts and cultural venues. Rock Hill is also a lively college town that boasts three colleges with more than 10,000 students among its 70,000 residents. Excellent healthcare services, abundant shopping and a wide array of dining options make Rock Hill the perfect place to live with none of the typical big-city drawbacks.
Some could say that Rock Hill lives in the shadow of a Queen City. However, the glow of the Charlotte skyline reflects well on Rock Hill USA. Thanks to our neighbor just a few minutes north, Rock Hill is becoming the hometown choice for new corporate headquarters, business, growing families and greater opportunities for work and life.
Rock Hill is a superb location for your business. Located just 22 minutes south of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Rock Hill offers the distinct advantages of a South Carolina location within the heart of the Charlotte region.
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