Economic Development

Chapin is a great place to live, work and play! From award-winning schools to a thriving business community and a high quality of life that living near Lake Murray affords, we invite you to check out our town!

Check out our Community Profile for latest information on demographics, household income data, local employers and much more.

We welcome an opportunity to sit down with developers, new business prospects and existing firms to see how we can work together for your future success.

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Chapin Economic Development Strategic Plan



The town contracted with Creative Economic Development Consulting to create an economic development strategic plan to guide its efforts in recruiting new businesses to the area, retaining our existing base and managing growth in a sustainable way that doesn't impact our high quality of life.

More than 300 community leaders, business people and citizens participated in surveys and interviews that made up the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis. The assets that make Chapin a wonderful place to live are attracting families and retirees. That population growth has attracted new services and businesses which residents enjoy. However, the growth has not come without challenges, the main one traffic congestion. Chapin's future opportunities and challenges are tied to balancing growth with citizens' desire to maintain the features that have made it an attractive small town.

To see the full report, click here.
Powerpoint presentation to Town Council 
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