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UPSTATE SC: Driven by Innovation

With a high concentration of engineering talent and cluster of automotive companies, Upstate South Carolina has become one of the nation’s most dynamic regions for automotive production and research.



More than 670+ life science firms are thriving in South Carolina, with support from statewide organizations such as SCBIO, the South Carolina Research Authority and its South Carolina Medical Device Alliance. All these, boosted by collaborative higher education partnerships at Clemson University and University of South Carolina, and nationally recognized technical training programs such as Apprenticeship Carolina and readySC.

And, don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from Upstate industry leaders.


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In a world where speed to market is essential, the Upstate stands ready to support your business expansion. Our team is here to connect you to resources to support the launch of your new operations.

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