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Town of Mount Pleasant

Town of Mount Pleasant New Business Guide (2018)

Business License Division
https://www.tompsc.com/127/Business-License
Point of contact: Melinda Turner & Melody Dangerfield
Phone: (843) 849-2786

Business Development Manager:  John Holladay
JHolladay@tompsc.com

Physical Address 
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 849-2786
Fax: (843) 216-3869

Procurement 
https://www.tompsc.com/129/Procurement\
Procurement Officer: Rick Griles
Phone: (843) 884-8517
Fax: (843) 856-7844

Town Proud Program *Free for local businesses in the town of Mount Pleasant
Click here for more info: https://experiencemountpleasant.com/forms/town-proud-form/  

Point of contact: C.T. Burton
Phone: (843) 801-3390

Benefits for joining:

• Your business will be listed as “local” in the Town’s online business directory.
• Your business will receive a printed decal and digital graphics for use on your storefront, website, and digital communications.
• You will gain access to quarterly Mount Pleasant local business relationship-building mixers.

(All LLF members qualify if they are located in the town of Mount Pleasant)

 

City of Goose Creek

Business License
https://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/government/departments/administration/business-licenses

Point of contact:
Renee Phillips Email (843) 797-6220, ext. 1100
Pauline Jackson Email (843) 797-6220, ext. 1122

Economic Development Director: Matt Brady
mbrady@cityofgoosecreek.com
(843) 797-6220, ext. 1125  

Physical Address 
The City of Goose Creek 

519 North Goose Creek Blvd 
P.O. Drawer 1768 
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: 843-797-6220+
Fax: 843-863-5208

 

North Charleston

Business License
https://www.northcharleston.org/business/business-in-north-charleston/business-licenses/

Point of contact: Chynia Lewis
Phone: (843) 740-2634

Business Services
https://www.northcharleston.org/business/business-in-north-charleston/starting-a-business/

Physical Address 
“One Stop Shop” visit
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
3rd Floor

 

City of Charleston

Business License & Services
https://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?nid=136
Other resources: https://lowcountrylocalfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/How-to-Start-a-Business-in-Charleston.pdf  

Point of contact: Licensing Clerk
Revenue Collections Division
Phone: (843) 724-3711
Fax: (843) 720-3954

Physical Address 
2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Procurement
https://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?nid=130
Procurement Director: 
Gary Cooper

Physical Address 
75 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
3rd Floor
Phone: (843) 724-7312

 

City of Summerville

Business License & Services
https://www.summervillesc.gov/?SEC=DECD0325-8EC8-4696-A49B-123B346342AB

Point of contact: Licensing Clerk
Scott McDonald Email (843) 695-6508
Krista Collins Email (843) 851-4215

Physical Address 
Town of Summerville
200 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
1st Floor