Camp Hall Ranks No. 7 in Industrial Parks in the Nation, for the Second Consecutive Year
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Camp Hall was named the No. 7 best industrial park in the nation for the second year in a row in Business Facilities Magazine’s 17th annual Rankings Report, the magazine’s annual assessment of economic development and location leaders. Camp Hall, which is located in Berkeley County in the greater Charleston, South Carolina, area, was the only park in the Southeast to make the list.
"We are proud Camp Hall has been recognized again as a top industrial park in the country," said Mark Bonsall, Santee Cooper President and CEO. "Camp Hall's focus on the environment, workforce and technology make it a unique place where industries can thrive. And with infrastructure, technology, permits and approvals in place, Camp Hall is ready for business."
As a commerce park for the next generation of industry, one of the most important aspects of the property’s infrastructure is its leading technology and advanced connectivity. Camp Hall is considered a Smart Commerce Center Campus, meaning its enhanced communication and smart grids for services and metering support innovation and embrace the technological advancements to come – 5G being one of them.
Cutting edge technological enhancements and exceptional planning make Camp Hall the most agile and resourceful location for business growth. It is designed to support future operational needs for advanced industries like autonomous vehicles as well as supporting the growth of the Internet of Things (IOT).
Also essential is Camp Hall's readiness with water, power, sewer and fiber all onsite, and gas underway. In fact, the industrial park earned the Palmetto Sites designation by the South Carolina Department of Commerce this month. The designation signifies the property has undergone a comprehensive analysis to increase its marketability to prospective industry partners.
Volvo Car USA established its first North American manufacturing plant at Camp Hall in 2018, where it produces its S60 luxury sedan, and recently announced its plans to produce the Polestar 3 battery electric SUV. Volvo also expanded in June with the opening of Volvo Car University.
Camp Hall is also making strides on its commitment to maintain an environment that supports and encourages the natural habitat of coastal South Carolina. The industrial park reached a milestone in its wetland restoration efforts with the planting of 80,000 oak seedlings on 164 acres of the property this winter. An additional 300 acres will be prepared and planted with native hardwood seedlings within the next two years.
Developed by Santee Cooper, Camp Hall is creating more than 15 miles of a multi-use trail system that will provide a place for the local workforce to walk, run and bike. Camp Hall's “Pollinator Pathway” is in full bloom after native flora was planted to support birds, bees and butterflies.
“Camp Hall’s approach centers on connectivity through blending ‘man, nature and machine,’ which goes hand in hand with our focus on the relationship between community, nature and technology,” said Dan Camp, Santee Cooper’s Senior Director of Real Estate and Camp Hall. “We’re providing a place where businesses will reap the benefits of advanced connectivity, while their employees can enjoy recreation space and the trails on their lunch breaks while also accessing the amenities of the Village Center.”
Camp Hall’s Village Center will serve as the heart of the industrial park and will be home to amenities such as aconvenience store, places to eat and recreational space that will help employees balance work with the necessities of daily life.
Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com and follow #PoweringSC on social media.