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Map of Upstate South Carolina infrastructure including GSP International Airport, the Inland Port Greer and Interstates 85, 385, and 26

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 and expand their business. The Upstate offers a collaborative research environment, tremendous educational and workforce support, and 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.

Benefits to Doing Business in Upstate SC

The state of South Carolina also offers major tax incentives as one of the many advantages of expanding a business within the Upstate region. You can enjoy no state property tax, no local income tax and more when you decide to relocate here. Expanding a business in the Upstate also comes with low energy costs, abundant water, and lower cost of living, which make for an affordable business climate.

South Carolina ranked as the #1 state for manufacturing in the U.S. in 2022 by Site Selection Group, and the #2 in the nation on the 2023 Top States for Doing Business list by Area Development.