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The Grand Strand is one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States

Moving to the Myrtle Beach area

Thinking of a move? Once you visit Myrtle Beach, you'll want to stay! Myrtle Beach is undoubtedly one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. With all the fun, sun and sand – not to mention a thriving culinary, culture and art scene – why limit your Myrtle Beach area experience to a short vacation? Discover why this growing region is fast becoming the most ideal environment to live, invest and retire!

Find out why you belong at The Beach.

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Fast stats for Horry County

Total Population: 351,029

Total Households: 145,335

Median Household Income: $55,819

Emplyoment Rate: 48.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Fast Stats for Georgetown County

Total Population: 63,404

Total Households: 25,690

Median Household Income: $55,719

Emplyoment Rate: 48.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


A Beach For Everybody

The Grand Strand is proud to be autism-friendly. Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach are certified autism-friendly by local nonprofit Champion Autism Network (CAN). Through this certification, many attractions, hotels, restaurants, local residents, and the Myrtle Beach International Airport came together to offer sensory-friendly experiences, autism aware and specially trained staff, preferred entrances at attractions and travel discounts to make the Myrtle Beach area the ideal autism-friendly destination.

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Myrtle Beach also completed training to be CAN certified.

the beach is for everybody sensory-friendly pledgeIn 2022, through a partnership with CAN and TravelAbility, we launched The Beach is for everyBODY: Sensory-Friendly Pledge encouraging businesses to take the pledge to show their dedication to welcoming everyBODY to The Beach and commit to:

  • Provide an inclusive space for visitors of all abilities
  • Practice patience and problem-solving in all situations
  • Cultivate a space of acceptance and helpfulness
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​​​​Quality Business Solutions Payroll Partnership

Quality Business Solutions (QBS) offers an integrated solution to remove the weight of payroll administration from your plate, allowing you to focus your time and resources on growing your business.

Chamber investors receive exclusive pricing on payroll management services. The QBS secure online system provides you and your employees with access to vital payroll information allowing you to run reports, print W-2s and view pay stubs all in one place, any time.

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2023 ann debock leadership award winner billy nichols
January 27, 2023

Billy Nichols Wins 2023 Ann DeBock Leadership Award

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) Class 43 is pleased to announce that William “Billy” Nichols IV of Murrells Inlet is the recipient of the organization’s Ann DeBock Leadership Award. Nichols and his wife, Kelsey, are the founders of the Annie Banannie Foundation, which supports traumatic brain...

New Americans Program Bringing 75 Refugees To The Grand Strand
January 24, 2023

New Americans Program Bringing 75 Refugees To The Grand Strand

This spring, the Myrtle Beach area will welcome 75 refugees from Ukraine and other countries to the region. These refugees will have legal status to work and will be looking for employment.