Experience Camden, SC

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Welcome to Camden, SC. Where hospitality and history mix with an entrepreneurial spirit to create a brighter future; where preservation meets progress. Whether you are operating an existing business or planning to open a new one in the City of Camden, our team is here to provide you with the services and resources you need to succeed.
We’re committed to creating economic opportunities.

Helpful Links for Businesses

Looking for grants or funding?  Need to apply for or update your business license?  Need some data to evaluate the market for potential expansion?
We’ve got you covered with some helpful links to the most important information you need to get started or keep growing.

Business Start-Up Checklist

Thinking of opening something new in Camden, SC?  We’re here for it.  Check out our simple checklist of things you need to do to get your new business ready for primetime.  Planning = Success.  

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Economic Development Incentives

We know building something is hard.  Tax abatements, facade grants, and other incentives are just some of the ways the City of Camden helps business owners and investors remove some of the risk in commercial development. Learn more today and see if you qualify.  

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Market Information

Looking for market information to make an informed investment or expansion decision?  Need information on available buildings or sites?  Need to learn more about core retail districts in the region? We’ve assembled some need to know info here. 

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Helpful Forms

Camden’s business team has put together all the regulations, requirements, licenses and forms in one simple place, so you can spend less time with paperwork and more time growing. 

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Our Stories

“My vision for historic downtown Camden is that when anyone comes through – whether it be locals, visitors for events, or just passing through – they will feel that southern hospitality.”

– Jessica Faile Thomas
The Edge of Broad Street

The Camden Business Team

Planning & Development

Shawn Putnam


Stephanie Bowers

Community Development Coordinator

Kat Spadacenta
803-432-2421 x1153

Fire Marshal

Eddie Gardner