AIKEN COUNTY is a
GREAT place to WORK!
The County normally has several job openings
available to qualified applicants, as do the City
of Aiken and the City
of North Augusta. The South
Carolina OneStop Job Center offers many great resources to
assist you in your search for new and better employment.
State government provides helpful information to new and existing
businesses at their Business One-Stop website, their Business
site at MySCGov.com, and at the SC Department
of Commerce website. Business licenses are required in
some of the incorporated areas of the County, but are not required
in the unincorporated areas.
Public records are issued and maintained by
several County and State offices. Marriage
licenses are issued by the Probate
Court, which also processes wills
and probate matters. Child support, divorce, and custody
cases are handled in Family Court, with the Clerk
of Court maintaining those records. Birth and death
certificates are available from the SC
Department of Environmental Control, known locally as the
Aiken County Health Department.
Driver's licenses are
issued by the SC
Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV), with locations in Aiken
and North Augusta. SCDMV also handles vehicle
and fishing licenses are issued by the SC
Department of Natural Resources.
Several industrial parks, owned by Aiken County, the City
of Aiken, or the City of North Augusta, are available for new
and expanding companies. The Aiken-Edgefield
Economic Development Partnership coordinates industrial recruitment
efforts in Aiken County.
Ground transportation is dominant in Aiken County.
The Best Friend
Express provides local bus travel in and between Aiken and
North Augusta, with connections to the Augusta
Public Transit bus system. Greyhound Bus Lines provides out-of-County
bus travel from its station
in Aiken. Interstate 20 travels across Aiken County to connect
with Columbia and points east, and Augusta and points west. The
of I-520 to US 1 in North Augusta was completed in 2004, with
funding being sought to continue this new Palmetto Parkway to
I-20 near Exit 5. Other major highways include US 1, SC 19, US
25, US 78, and US 278. The SC
Department of Transportation is responsible for maintenance
on all State roads. Their website includes status of current
road conditions in Aiken County. Road maintenance on other
and streets is the responsibility of either Aiken
County's Public Works Department, or the
Public Works Departments of City
of Aiken or City
of North Augusta, depending on the road.
Scheduled air service is available through the Augusta
Regional Airport (AGS) and the Columbia
Metropolitan Airport (CAE). Chartered and other airport
services are available at the City
of Aiken Municipal Airport.
Aiken County, with its large land area, is served by several utility
and franchised companies for services including electric, natural
gas, water and sewer, telephone,
and cable television.