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Driving the Future of Mobility

Upstate South Carolina understands what drives the future of mobility. We are home to BMW’s largest vehicle production facility, Michelin’s North American headquarters, research, development and tire manufacturing, and Proterra’s zero-emission electric bus fleet production.

More than a production powerhouse, the Upstate region is leading the charge on mobility innovation. From light-weighting to fleet electrification to autonomous systems, collaborative research driven by corporate partnerships is accelerating change in the industry.

The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is a 250-acre advanced technology research campus where university and industry collaborate and the next generation of automotive engineers train.

The International Transportation Innovation Center (iTiC) develops premier technology testbeds to support all forms of mobility innovations, including zero-emission, automated and connected vehicles and systems.

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.

Ready to explore opportunities to grow in Upstate South Carolina?

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.

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