Quality of Life
Hartsville’s focus on the arts and academics, with Coker College and the Governor’s School for Science & Math, makes the town an attractive location for employees with families. Industry combined with the thriving cultural activities bring a wealth of professionals, medical specialists and educators to the area.
The Duke Energy Center for Innovation, also located in Hartsville, serves as an economic development resource for companies in Darlington County. The Center helps fledgling businesses find the available resources, advice and learning opportunities they need to achieve commercial success.
Through the program, innovators gain hands-on support for developing and evaluating tech-focused products, protecting intellectual property, finding financing opportunities and cultivating business relationships.
The city of Darlington is the kind of place where families can thrive and where Southern hospitality is still a way of life. It is a historic town with tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and a downtown public square and county courthouse that preserve the charms of Southern life.
Darlington County’s outdoor recreation opportunities include extensive choices for kayaking and fishing, hunting, birding, hiking, and biking. Agriculture continues to play a prominent role in the economy; Clemson University’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center is based in Darlington County, and in addition to large scale commodity farmers, specialty farmers have clustered in Darlington, producing free-range chicken, beef cattle, and other specialty crops.