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UPSTATE SC: Ideal for U.S. Market Entry

‘The right place for business opportunity’

When Belgian location-tracking technology provider Pozyx was looking to enter the U.S. market, they found Upstate South Carolina as a “perfect gateway to do business with the rest of the south and with the rest of America.”

Boasting the 3rd largest economy in the world, America’s Southeast presents a tremendous growth opportunity for manufacturers and technology solutions providers.

And Upstate SC is the perfect place to land and launch. We’re located between Atlanta and Charlotte, with rapid access to the Southeast and the nearest time zone (GMT -5:00) to your European home.

Home to 2,303 Upstate manufacturers, the Upstate offers a highly technical workforce boasting a deep concentration of engineering, and a world of opportunity for technology solutions providers.

There’s much more than an objective business case for coming the our region. Upstate SC and Belgium go together like Tintin and Snowy. Like beer and cheers. Like waffles and chocolate.

Belgian Success & Connections

Beyond technology trailblazers like Pozyx and Hammer-IMS and arms producer FN America, Belgian companies have thrived in the Upstate for decades.

Advanced materials and specialty chemicals provider Solvay has continued to expand its manufacturing of thermoplastic composites in Greenville, and the legacy Belgian company Orian rugs has celebrated more than 40 years of producing high-end rugs at its Anderson facility.

Their success is supported by a strong workforce, a collaborative, business-friendly environment, and a team of supporters in the region. The Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta, Flanders Investment & Trade, and European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas are all resources with deep connections in the Upstate. And, Upstate Alliance team member Aimee Redick serves on the Board of the Belgian Amercian Chamber of the South (BACoS) supporting the growth of business between Belgium and the Southeast. Another example of the relationship we share: Greenville and Kortkrijk have served as “Sister Cities” since 1991, building relationships and sharing insights for decades.

Are you interested in learning more about entering the U.S. market?

Looking for a turnkey space to launch your US sales office? Maybe you want a small production or distribution space as you scale up operations?

Our team is here to connect you to resources to support the launch of your new operations.

Schedule a 20-minute one-on-one
Teams meeting with Aimee Redick to learn more.