Upstate South Carolina BUSINESS MOVES HERE

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Come discover what BMW, Michelin, GE Vernova, and more than 2,303 other engineering and manufacturing companies already know: Upstate South Carolina is what a competitive advantage looks like. Home to more than 575 international companies, the Upstate is the ideal place to start or expand your business.

 

In Upstate SC, ten thriving counties come together to form one region where global business feels at home. See our regions’ Southern charm, thriving industries, and bright minds in action.

 

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Are you looking to move up in your career? Ready to up your lifestyle? Explore job opportunities, meet our locals, and learn why the Upstate's net migration is 52 people per day.

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The Nation's #1 Tire Exporter

South Carolina’s tire exports totaled $1.8 billion in 2023, making South Carolina the top-ranked tire-exporting state in the country. South Carolina is home to many of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, including Upstate-based Michelin and Trelleborg as well as Bridgestone, Continental Tire and Giti Tire.

 

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A National Leader in Turbine Production

The state of South Carolina ranks fourth in the nation in exports of gas turbines, led by GE Vernova’s Upstate South Carolina Plant. GE’s Upstate campus has more than 3,600 employees, and the company plans to invest an additional $400 million dollars in the facility over the next 10 years.

 

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#3 "Most Affordable & Beautiful Place to Live"

Greenville, S.C. was named the #3 “Most Affordable and Beautiful Place to Live” by Travel+Leisure, using data compiled from U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 rankings. “The median home price (about $320,000) still falls under the national median.”

 

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The #2 Exporter for Passenger Automobiles

South Carolina is the #2 state for exports of passenger vehicles by value, with $10.2 billion in sales for 2023, accounting for more than 16% of the total U.S. market share. BMW’s Plant Spartanburg is the largest manufacturing facility in BMW’s global production network, assemblying more than 1,500 vehicles daily.

 

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