- Target Industries
- Business Climate
Several organizations and initiatives contribute to Bluffton's unique innovation community and help enhance the area's thriving business climate:
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has been representing and advocating for Lowcountry businesses for more than 50 years. The chamber’s Bluffton office is centrally located in the Old Town area and offers members conference space for meetings and serves as a one-stop hub for both visitors and the business community.
As part of organization 1,500-plus members, Bluffton businesses enjoy networking opportunities, educational seminars and the ability to connect to the community through the Bluffton Regional Business Council and the Business Education Partnership Committee. The chamber is also a strong source of business leads and referrals through events like the annual Business expo and the chamber’s website which provides over 600,000 referrals for member businesses each year.
The Chamber also serves as the official Designated Marketing Organization or (DMO) for the Town of Bluffton tasked with bringing visitors to the area to enhance Bluffton’s business and tourism economy. The Chamber’s Visitor and Convention Bureau is accredited. The chamber has also received the coveted honor of being named National Chamber of the Year twice and is accredited at the four-star level by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber also hosts www.thinkbluffton.org, a business and tourism metrics portal that includes a wealth of information about the local business community, marketing research, local and regional economic impact data and destination marketing plans.
For more information about the chamber and its tourism marketing efforts on behalf of the Town of Bluffton, go to hiltonheadblufftonchamber.org, or call their Bluffton office at 843-757-3673.
The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & CVB is located in downtown historic Bluffton, South Carolina. Deemed the “Heart of the Lowcountry” Bluffton gets its claim to fame from great festivals such as the Taste of Bluffton, The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, The MayFest, and the Bluffton Seafood & Arts Festival. Nestled among Spanish oaks and sitting on the banks of the May River, Bluffton is full of history and culture. Bluffton is a place of a true “State of Mind” and has been the area’s motto for over 40 years.
As a home grown, grass roots chamber, the Greater Bluffton Chamber prides itself in promoting and advocating for local business. "We are a business to business chamber bridging the gap between the bridges." We encourage, develop and sustain great relationships that bring all concerned to a common ground entity for the common good of all concerned.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber exists to manage and build capacity for continual community growth by advocating for a pro-business environment and building quality workforce development in order to enrich the region’s quality of life.
To support our mission and vision, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will continue to focus our efforts in the five “pillars” of emphasis: tourism, military enhancement, member services and business advocacy, economic development, and education/ workforce and leadership development. The Chamber provides business growth and learning opportunities to help businesses be more productive and profitable, as well as advocacy and community development initiatives to build a favorable business climate, creating the preferred community to invest, prosper, and enjoy.