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The Upstate SC Alliance provides key services to companies and site selectors who are exploring opportunities for launching new business operations in the U.S. Our experienced team of economic development professionals is here to be a first point of contact, providing you a seamless experience to make your search process as efficient as possible. We work as a team with the S.C. Department of Commerce and our local economic developers, and there is no cost to utilize our services, research, and support.

Providing Relevant and Customized Data

Let us be your go-to resource for current data and information on our region, as well as for comparison data between our region and other regions that you may be considering.

Our research department has access to a variety of databases and resources and can provide tailored research for your specific needs. When it comes to data on our region’s existing industry, our proprietary database is the best and most reliable resource. Let us prepare customized industry reports for you, and, explore the depth of our industry clusters with our interactive mapping and lists at our Map Center.

Site Search and Community Tours

We provide confidential and customized site location assistance to your team. Whether you are looking for a large acreage site for advanced manufacturing or start-up office space, or anything in between, our team can perform a search based on your criteria. We will provide you all the relevant details of properties that match your criteria in a report, along with any other data or research requested that is pertinent to your search.

We welcome the opportunity to host you in the Upstate and provide a customized tour of our community based on your needs. If you are planning a first visit and exploratory mission, let us provide a welcome and an overview of our state and region and introduce you to others in the community. And, if you are ready to start your property search, we can discuss in advance of your visit the specific properties and industry assets that you want to explore and then execute a detailed itinerary to make the best use of your time.

Supporting International Companies

Navigating the nuisances of opening operations in a new country is made simpler when you have the right contacts and service providers. With more than 575 international companies in our region, there is a tremendous base of knowledge and expertise in serving companies who are launching new business operations in the U.S. We can provide you connections and introductions to professional service providers who are experienced in helping international companies through this process.

Lean more about International Support and Services offered.