Upstate South Carolina BUSINESS MOVES HERE


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 579 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 region’s Southern charm, thriving industries, and bright minds in action.


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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.



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.


#4 "Best Place to Live"

Greenville, S.C. was named the #4 “Best Place to Live” by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places for 2024, citing the region’s big-city amenities, culinary scene, mild temperatures and mountain access.



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 Manufacturing in Spartanburg is the largest facility in BMW’s global production network, assembling more than 1,500 vehicles daily.


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