Business Development

The Business Development Office is here to help new and existing businesses in Town through the application development and building permit process. We connect new and existing businesses with the resources they need to open, expand, and operate a business in the Town of Bluffton. The Division’s goals and objectives are to:

  • Increase ways for businesses to interface with government and provide access to helpful information
  • Ensure transparency
  • Continual contact during the application process to ensure the application is expedited


Want to open a business in Bluffton?

Research and plan before you start

Current or retired business leaders can offer free advice. If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? SCORE mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

Ribbon Cutting? Our Chambers of Commerce can help

Utilities Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority

Employee Training

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is dedicated to working with area employers to develop and deliver educational programs that will cultivate an effective workforce that is committed to successful outcomes.

TIPS (Bartender training) Training for Intervention Procedure is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.

OSHA Workplace Safety videos

For assistance and/or to set up time to discuss your project or idea, please contact Brad Mole, Housing and Neighborhood Services Administrator at 843-706-7818 for more information.

You may also contact the Town at 843-706-4500 to find out more information about the Town of Bluffton’s Business Development Office.


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