Upstate South Carolina’s strategic location to major markets, access to raw materials and connections to growing industries, along with it's business oriented environment, make it an ideal place for growing companies to locate. The Upstate offers a collaborative research environment, tremendous educational and workforce support, and offers an unsurpassed quality of life for its residents. These advantages drive economic development and support our region’s diverse range of companies in the automotive, aerospace, advanced materials and bioscience industries.
In 2016, South Carolina was named the #2 State for Doing Business in Area Development's Top States for Doing Business 2016
analysis, and the state received an “A” grade for manufacturing health in the 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card