A Palmetto Site is a property in which the applicant has accumulated substantial data about the property’s characteristics and infrastructure in order to effectively respond to information requests for industrial projects. It should be noted that the Palmetto Sites Program does not have minimum criteria to meet and is not a certification program. Rather, it is an opportunity to recognize those properties which have had a substantial amount of research completed to make the property more marketable to potential prospects.
In addition to the Palmetto Sites Program, properties may be eligible to pursue Certification. A South Carolina Certified property is defined as one that has completed the Palmetto Sites Program and has met industrial certification criteria set by MSC including developability and utility standards within corresponding timelines in order to minimize development risks.