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Upstate South Carolina’s strategic location to major markets, access to raw materials and connections to growing industries, along with its business oriented environment, make it an ideal place for growing companies to locate. The Upstate offers a collaborative research environment, tremendous educational and workforce support, and offers an unsurpassed quality of life for its residents. These advantages drive economic development and support our region’s diverse range of companies in the automotive, aerospace, engineered materials, food manufacturing and life sciences industries.

In 2020, South Carolina received an “A” grade for Manufacturing Health and Global Reach in the 2020 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card.