Office – Greenville Area Development Corporation

Office Facilities

Whether for corporate office facilities or back office/shared services centers, the site selection process is a critical business decision. Greenville, SC meets the demands of diverse company operations across a range of industries, including financial services, IT, engineering services, call centers, R&D and more. Fueled by a thriving economy, a productive workforce, and a prime location along Interstate 85, the area is uniquely positioned to help businesses succeed.

Corporate Office/Headquarters

Greenville is home to more than 40 Fortune 500 companies and over 20 HQ operations. The region also boasts more than 240 international companies. So many businesses select Greenville, SC for their corporate office facilities thanks to the unique competitive advantages offered by the region, including a pro-business environment, quality workforce, and market accessibility.

Back Office/Shared Services

Greenville is also frequently-selected as a home for back office/shared services centers spanning operations such as HR, customer service call centers, accounting, and more. The area offers numerous advantages for these business divisions, from an affordable operating environment and a low cost of living to economic incentives and access to a specialized workforce.

Research & Development

Major corporations such as Michelin, BMW, and GE Energy have significant research and development facilities based in Greenville. R&D facilities are attracted to the region thanks to factors such as the deep talent pool, access to unique university research facilities like the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), and the friendly business climate.

Industry Targets

Global companies select Greenville for their critical operations because the region is widely recognized as an attractive business community with a number of unique advantages. The area’s key strengths are especially well-suited to meet the needs of businesses in these targeted industry sectors:

  • IT services (non-data center)
  • Financial services
  • Engineering services
  • Customer services

Select Companies

Learn more about select companies already doing business in Greenville, SC.

Hubbell Lighting Case Study

Scott Muse, past President of Hubbell Lighting stated “The Greenville headquarters location was selected for several reasons including:  its close proximity to GSP International Airport and our site’s clear visibility from Interstate 85 which provides excellent marketing exposure.  Hubbell Lighting also wants to remain in Upstate South Carolina in order to retain its high quality workforce and to minimize any business disruption.  Because Greenville is home to 40 Fortune 500 companies, the available workforce of executives and professional employees was also an important factor in our decision-making process.”

Learn more about Greenville’s industries.

Feel free to reach out to GADC for more information, or learn more about local industries.