Encompassing everything from innovative biotech companies to specialty manufacturing facilities, Greenville, SC is home to a diverse range of business and industry, and many companies in Greenville and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina are widely recognized as strong competitors in the global marketplace.
A Premier Destination for Diverse Industries
As a medium-sized market, the ten-county Upstate region makes up one of the strongest manufacturing centers in the country. The region is known for its ability to attract international and domestic firms by providing a pro-business environment and all the amenities necessary for business growth. And as Harvard Business School professor and author Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes in World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy, “The history of the region’s economic development is a lesson for business and community leaders seeking to understand what is required to achieve world-class status and bring local residents into the world economy.”
Continued Economic Growth Potential
Businesses are drawn to the Greenville, SC area by our favorable tax rates, market accessibility, and the quality and availability of our workforce. In fact, the Greenville Metro Area was rated the Nation's # 1 Metro Area for Economic Growth Potential in 2009 and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Affordable Cities by Relocate America in 2010.