Explore Our Region

Welcome to the Lowcountry

Unique in its beauty and pleasant environment, the South Carolina Lowcountry is rich in history and cultural diversity and well positioned for economic opportunity. Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties are located between Charleston and Savannah within the service areas of two international airports and two major shipping ports. A third sea port is planned on the Savannah River in Jasper County a few miles back river from the Atlantic Ocean—the Jasper Ocean Terminal is a joint venture between South Carolina and Georgia. The region is served by an active commercial rail network as well as passenger services through Amtrak. Three of the four counties are intersected by Interstate 95 with the other only a short distance away making our “air, land and sea” region perfect for domestic and international commerce.

Tourism is a major year-round industry in the Lowcountry. Many come to visit and find such feeling of home that they return to live and work in what has become one of the fastest growing regions in the South. Locals know there could be "no place finer." Whether you’re interested in our many leisure activities and historical sites, looking for a wonderful place to retire or searching for a location to start or expand your business, Lowcountry Council of Governments is pleased to introduce you to our region and all it has to offer.

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Visit our HISTORY page to learn more about the Lowcountry.

Banner Photo: May River Boardwalk by Stephanie Rossi