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Company Testimonials

"More than 35 years ago, Michelin selected South Carolina for it’s quality of life as well as the availability of a skilled workforce, affordable land, an international port and robust highway and rail infrastructure. The university and technical school systems are also key benefits. Today, Michelin employs almost 8,000 South Carolinians at more than a dozen facilities throughout the state, including our North American headquarters."

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Welcome Automotive Companies

There's a reason the local baseball team is called the Drive. With a high level of innovation and a low cost of doing business, Upstate South Carolina has become one of the nation's most dynamic regions for automotive production and research.

More than 150 automotive-related companies have chosen Upstate South Carolina for its progressive climate, dynamic workforce and research capabilities. As a long-standing leader in automotive manufacturing and research, Upstate South Carolina continues to grow in importance as a locus for the U.S. car industry.

Check out more of the Automotive Success Stories and Resources that demonstrate why the Upstate is such a thriving automotive engine!

Watch the CBS Feature: South Carolina creates tech jobs with "SmartState" on YouTube

A South Carolina initiative called "SmartState" is funding high-tech programs at public universities to create technology hubs that they hope will attract new industries and create jobs. And, as Anna Werner reports, so far, it's working. Upstate SC Highlights: BMW, CU-ICAR and Proterra 


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Available Properties

560-572 Gilliam Road
COUNTY: Spartanburg

Easy access to I-85, GSP Airport and BMW

  • 100,500 square feet
  • Located on 23.5 acres
  • Covered Rail Access

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Strategic Location

Located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Upstate SC is strategically positioned between two of the largest cities in the Southeastern United States: Charlotte and Atlanta. The Upstate is home to some of the world's most forward thinking companies including world leaders in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies in a multitude of industries