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Are you exploring locations and partners for food & beverage manufacturing or packaging? In a world where speed to market is essential, the Upstate stands ready to support your business expansion. Our team is here at Anuga and ready to connect you to resources and support for the launch of your new operations.

Let’s Connect at Anuga:

Jacob Hickman, Director of Business Recruitment
+1 (864) 561-9733

Upstate South Carolina has the Ingredients for Success

Connecting the Southeast’s largest cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, Upstate South Carolina provides a sweet spot where food & beverage companies are thriving. With a business-friendly regulatory environment, competitive utility costs with abundant water and sewer capacity, robust transportation network, collaborative education partners, and a workforce with an appetite for accomplishment, the Upstate is just right for the food and beverage industry.

Keurig Dr Pepper is roasting and packaging single-serve K-Cup pods. Nestlè, the world’s largest food producer, has a decades-long history of preparing Stouffer’s, Sweet Earth and Lean Cuisine meals.  And, homegrown Muffin Mam is baking wholesale sweets for U.S. and international customers. These are some of the 200+ food industry companies finding the right ingredients in the Upstate.



Upstate SC is home to nationally recognized technical training programs, such as Apprenticeship Carolina and readySC, and collaborative higher education partnerships with Clemson University and University of South Carolina. Clemson University’s Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences Department offers multidisciplinary research, advanced labs, and one of the nation’s top packaging science degrees.

And, don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from a Nestle leader about how location and workforce have propelled 3+ decades of longevity in the Upstate.