The main purpose for establishing The Aiken Corporation, was to diversify and expand the City’s economic base and improve the quality of life in Aiken. The Aiken Corporation was established as a non-profit development corporation and a public-private partnership between the Aiken Corporation and the City of Aiken. The Aiken Corporation’s mission was to build a strong and stable economic base through the attraction of jobs, investment, and a diverse mix of businesses.
The Aiken Corporation is a community based, private non-profit corporation established to formulate and implement economic development projects in fulfillment of plans and strategies identified in Aiken’s Strategic Plan. The mission of The Aiken Corporation shall be to:
• Build a strong and stable economic base through the attraction of jobs, investment, and a diverse mix of businesses
• Enhance the downtown’s role as the City’s business and cultural center by assisting existing businesses and attracting new businesses and uses
• Increase the residential density of Old Aiken through rehabilitation and development of infill housing.
The intent of this mission is to enhance the quality of life in Aiken through the support and initiation of appropriate development projects..
Economic Impact Study
* The information on this website is from The Economic Impact of the Aiken Corporation and Aiken Downtown Development Association on the City of Aiken, South Carolina. To learn more about this study or to download the entire study, please click