The Jackson Companies

February 28, 2024
Posted by
Frankie Colon


“The Jackson Companies has a long history of providing leadership and generously serving and supporting the Grand Strand community. The Jackson family has always recognized the importance of investing in our community and Partnership Grand Strand is a great example of their continued commitment.”
Dennis Wade, President & CEO

About Us

The Jackson Companies was founded by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters. It is a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Ocean Lakes Properties, Ocean Lakes RV Center, Ocean Lakes Golf Cars, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes Village, and the SayeBrook Town Center and residential community. The Jackson Companies also owns several hundred acres of undeveloped land in the Myrtle Beach area. Several divisions of The Jackson Companies have been recognized nationally in both the golf and camping industries.

Impact on the Grand Strand economy

The Jackson Companies started with the opening of Ocean Lakes Family Campground on July 2, 1971 with 30 campsites and one bathhouse. The business has continued to grow and diversify over the years. The family owned business employs more than 350 teammates year-round. An additional 400 teammates are hired for the busy camping and golf seasons.

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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