The state takes its name after King Charles I of England, the founder of the first English colony, the Province of Carolina. By the second half of the 1700s, South Carolina was one the richest of the Thirteen Colonies. And it also became the first state which voted to secede from the Union in 1860. It was readmitted into the United States eight years later, in 1868. Today, South Carolina is the 23rd most populous state, and close to five million people call it home.
The state is the destination of choice for growing businesses in various sectors such as auto manufacturing, IT, logistics, and food production. And South Carolina’s workforce development programs keep talent flowing.
South Carolina is one of the most affordable places to live in the country. The cost of living there is about 13 percent lower than the national average. Mount Pleasant and Columbia rank as some of the best places to settle in the Palmetto State. And you may have trouble finding a place outside New York that’s steeped in history but also embraces the future in such sweeping way Charleston does.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore and connect with nature when in South Carolina. There are 47 state parks covering over 80,000 acres of land. And the Palmetto State boasts some of the most luscious beaches, with miles of seashore and plenty of offshore recreation activities. And if you have a weakness for seafood, prepare yourself to get really picky about Blue Crab at the annual Blue Crab Festival.
To fully take advantage of all this beautiful state has to offer, you’ll need a car. To ship a vehicle to South Carolina from anywhere in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, contact Corsia Logistics. Let us help. Explore our guides to learn how auto transport works.