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Global Access

In the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina, manufacturers can build their success on our strategic location within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population with easy interstate, rail and air transportation access to additional markets in the U.S., as well as destinations around the globe via the nearby ports of Charleston and Savannah.

Our strategic position is enhanced by proximity to the prime business and commerce capitals of the Southeastern U.S., as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and resorts and America’s most historic cities, providing advantages to your business and a great quality of life for employees.

International Companies Build Global Success in the Region

More than 1,200 international firms have facilities in South Carolina, and this number continues to grow. Foreign-affiliated companies employ more than 104,300 South Carolinians – seven percent of the state’s private industry employment.

With proximity to the Ports of Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, two of the most efficient ports on the East Coast, the region offers excellent access to international markets.

Internationally recognized companies with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the region include:

  • Le Creuset
  • Swiss Krono LLC
  • Archroma
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
  • Crescent Dairy & Beverages
  • Luigi Bormioli
  • Meter Bearings Group
  • SarlaFlex
  • AS/R Systems, Inc.
  • Opta Minerals
  • EDF Renewable Energies
  • AZ Electronics Materials