Economic Development

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has taken a leadership role in fostering economic development and progress for Upstate South Carolina. We work hand-in-hand with local economic development groups as well as statewide groups like the Palmetto Economic Development Corporation and Upstate Alliance

The Palmetto Economic Development Corporation promotes South Carolina’s unique industrial advantages and strategic location for new industry and expansions and provides professional, experienced, personalized industrial site location counseling — confidentially and cost-free.

The Upstate Alliance is a public/private regional economic development organization designed to market the dynamic 10-county Upstate region to the world. The 10 counties of the Alliance represent the commerce-rich northwestern corner of SC. The Alliance was formed in 2000; is fully staffed, with state-of-the-art infrastructure to aggressively implement an effective regional economic development strategy.

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative representatives take an active role in attracting new industries to our area. We take this role very seriously because we know that new industry means new jobs, and new jobs mean greater prosperity and better quality of life for our friends and neighbors. 


Alliance Park Anderson County

This industrial park is located in Blue Ridge service territory in Anderson County off of I-85. This park has its own dedicated circuit that runs from a substation on site. There is still plenty of capacity and plenty of room in this park.

Oconee Technology Park (OITP)

Oconee County’s newest industrial park is home to several industries and a new campus of Tri County Technical College. Blue Ridge has an onsite substation that has plenty of capacity to serve new industry.


Home to power tool maker, TTI, this industrial area is also located off of I-85 in Anderson County. There are several industrial sites still available that are served by a brand new substation on site.

Golden Corner

The largest industrial site in Blue Ridge territory is located in Fair Play South Carolina. A dedicated substation is waiting for new industrial load and is easily upgradable for heavy industrial loads.

Alliance Park Pickens

Located on Hwy 123 in Pickens County, this park is home to 8 different industries. Blue Ridge has two dedicated circuits to serve this park from an onsite substation.