Innovation drives industry in Upstate South Carolina, inspiring excellence in key industries. We are accelerating growth in engineered materials, aerospace, automotive and life sciences. Our business leaders aim to create products better here than anywhere else in the world. Due to our regional emphasis on collaboration and excellence, the Upstate is home to several nationally recognized public/private sector, industry-centric research centers that champion innovation. The strength and quality of the existing industry in the Upstate, coupled with the region’s highly skilled workforce, strategic location, comprehensive infrastructure, and vibrant quality of life, make Upstate South Carolina the ideal location for corporate expansion.