Own a Business? We're Here to Help

We’ve taken great steps to create a healthy, vibrant business community and are proud to provide first-class customer service to our Mount Pleasant businesses. Whether you’re a local, “main street” business, or a large corporation, we have programs designed to help you get up and running, network with your peers, and take your business to the next level. Mount Pleasant is “open for business.”

Mount Pleasant Business Programs & Initiatives

Town Proud Certified Local Business Program

Town Proud Certified Local Business Program

Mount Pleasant’s Town Proud program helps residents, visitors, and business owners identify local businesses that are rooted here and make our coastal community so unique and resilient by diversifying our economy. By recognizing these businesses, we celebrate and promote the character, flavor and culture of this place we call home.

Local businesses should be recognized for the investments they make into our local economy. In appreciation of their contributions to our community, the Town of Mount Pleasant is thrilled to provide the Town Proud Program. Email open4biz@tompsc.com with any questions you may have.


  • Your business will be listed as in the Town’s online certified local 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 occasional Mount Pleasant local business relationship-building events.


  • The business is privately held and not publicly traded.
  • The business is located in the Town of Mount Pleasant and has no corporate or national headquarters outside of the state.
  • The business owners who have a controlling interest of more than 50% live in the Lowcountry.
  • The business can make independent decisions regarding the name and look of the business, business purchasing, practices and distribution, and pays all their own marketing, rent and other business expenses.
Local Vendor Partnership Program

We value our businesses and understand that our success as a community is tied to the success of our businesses.  The Town offers a Local Vendor Partnership Program as a mutually beneficial opportunity to support our local businesses while ensuring the quality of the products and services the Town procures.

Through this program, businesses located within the Town may apply to receive a “preferred vendor status” as an approved local business.  This means, in the evaluation of pricing proposals or bids submitted, approved vendors will be evaluated as though the prices offered were 5%, 2%, or 1% lower than actually proposed.  This program applies to products, goods, and non-professional services.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Welcome to the Town of Mount Pleasant! Once you’ve obtained your business license and certificate of occupancy, you’re eligible for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. At this event, Town staff will provide the brilliant blue ribbon and scissors, and the Mayor, Town Council, and local area Chambers of Commerce will be invited to attend. While staff cannot guarantee an elected official will be in attendance, a representative from the Town will be there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. We will also help distribute photos and information about the opening through our media contacts, website, and social media.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are reserved for new businesses in the Town of Mount Pleasant that have been open for 3 months or less. To schedule a ribbon-cutting ceremony, please fill out and submit the ribbon-cutting request form or reach out to the Business and Tourism Office (open4biz@tompsc.com). Ribbon-cuttings are held on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Staff will coordinate with you to find a day to suit your business needs.

Mount Pleasant Business Appreciation Week

You are the company you keep.  As such, Mount Pleasant dedicates a week each September to recognizing our business community as valuable Town citizens. Mount Pleasant Business Appreciation Week is a partnership between the Town of Mount Pleasant and several other local area organizations to champion our unique local businesses.  This week-long celebration is filled with social media campaigns, dynamic events, networking opportunities, and culminates in the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo.

Watch Videos from the 2021 Business Appreciation Week | Check Out Photos from the 2021 Business Expo |