The city of Gaffney is located in the County of Cherokee. It is also the County seat of the same County. Gaffney has a total area of about 20 sq. kms. The city of Gaffney is recognized for pro-business climate. Businesses continue to locate within the city, despite a small amount of population. The city is a major center for automotive and textile industries, which is the backbone of the city's economic development and the county itself. There are a few restaurants, seafood restaurants developing the food and beverage industry. The farmer's market is a strategic location for economic development of the city. Businesses related to farm equipment supplies, food brokers, food processors and manufacturers, fruits and vegetable supplies, bakers and bakeries, barbecue restaurants, grocer and supermarkets, promote the financial growth of the community. Local inhabitants indulge in service-oriented jobs related to repairing household appliances, auto repair, childcare facilities, financial advisory, home health and rehabilitation, contribute in the economic developemnt to better a community. The city offers commercial properties that are used for arts and crafts shop, art galleries, auctions, banks, salons and spa, bowling centers, campgrounds, chambers of commerce, drug stores, used furniture store, hardware stores, manicures and pedicures, night clubs, resale shops and thrift shops. Availablity of natural resources has attracted petroleum exploratipon companies in Gaffney. The economic development agency has trained the workforce to introduce industries involved in aviation, automotive, insurance, construction, information technology, health care services, legal services, manufacturing and telecommunication, so that indiviudals can contribute to the community in a positive way.