Greenville County is situated in the northwest corner of South Carolina. Located along the mega-growth I-85 corridor, the county is centered between Atlanta, GA to the south (145 miles) and Charlotte, NC to the north (92 miles). The county seat of Greenville is located 101 miles from the capitol city of Columbia and only 200 miles from the port city of Charleston.
Interstate and Highways
The Upstate of South Carolina has over 14,000 miles of state and county maintained highways. Among these are several major interstate systems. Interstate I-85 is the backbone of the manufacturing region. Passing thru the Upstate, I-85 stretches from Richmond, VA to Atlanta, GA and southern Alabama and connects the southeast with the northeast. Greenville also connects with I-26 to the south, allowing access to the South Carolina ports. The recently completed Southern Connector (part of I-185), a privately developed 17-mile toll road, has opened up portions of the county that have heretofore been inaccessible for industrial development. An aggressive land use plan, including a state-of-the-art business and technology park, has already been developed for this area.
South Carolina’s largest airport, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is the major aviation facility in the Upstate. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Greenville on I-85, GSP provides both passenger and cargo service. The airport handles over 1.25 million passengers annually and is served by six passenger airlines and four cargo airlines. They offer over fifty (50) daily departures to 16 non-stop destinations. With a recent $100 million expansion, the airport’s runway now measures 11,001 feet and is capable of handling any aircraft flying today. GSP was voted 7th most user-friendly small airport in the nation in a survey by Conde’ Naste Traveler. In May of 2010, Southwest Airlines announced service to GSP. www.gspairport.com
Greenville County is served by two major railroads, Norfolk-Southern and CSX Transportation, and a short-line railroad, Carolina Piedmont. Norfolk-Southern provides direct service to the Port of Charleston (second day delivery). All major metropolitan areas in the United States are accessible within three to six days by rail.
Port of Charleston
As the fourth busiest container port in the nation, the Port of Charleston handles more than $3 million in cargo every hour. The Port offers the deepest channels in the region - capable of accommodating 8,000teu ships - and provides convenient access to global markets. www.port-of-charleston.com
Air Charter and Air Taxi Services