Upstate South Carolina BUSINESS MOVES HERE


Come discover what BMW, Michelin, GE Power, and more than 2,234 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.


Join us for a virtual tour of the Upstate, where ten thriving counties come together to form one robust region where global business feels at home. Meet #TeamUpstate as we share some of our regions’ signature sights and Southern charm.

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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 $1.7 billion in 2022, 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.

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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 medium home price (about $320,000) still falls under the national median.”


The United States’ Top Exporter for Automobiles

South Carolina remains the nation’s leader in the export sales of completed passenger vehicles, accounting for more than 19% of the total U.S. market share, with more than 250,000 cars being shipped out from BMW’s Spartanburg, S.C. plant, now the largest manufacturing facility in BMW’s global production network.


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