The Carolinas market is an ideal place for industrial tenants for several reasons. Transportation, accessibility and location all serve to create strong fundamentals for the Columbia, S.C. industrial market. Columbia is one of a few American cities with three major interstates serving the metropolitan area (I-26, I-77, and I-20), with I-95 approximately 60 miles away. Its central location to all Southeastern states makes it an ideal place for industrial tenants. South Carolina shares borders with North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee and is within a couple hours drive to Florida, Alabama and Virginia. Another major benefit of the South Carolina market is the accessibility of major ports; the Port of Charleston and the Port of Savannah, and rail lines, CSX and Northfolk Southern.
Manufacturing investment and job growth is occuring at a rate unprecedented in the history of the State. A diverse economy led by manufacturing, technology, agriculture and tourism together with a mild climate, low power rates, strong infrastructure, and wonderful natural resources provide an excellent quality of life.
Anchored by BMW in the piedmont and Boeing on the coast, South Carolina is undergoing a manufacturing renaissance. State leaders understand the importance of maintaining an attractive environment for manufacturing growth and are implementing a well-planned and unique strategy to attract and sustain manufacturing and distribution opportunities for the state while protecting and enhancing our valuable natural resources.
“…the secret to South Carolina’s success is its investment in workforce development”
– Bobby Hitt, Secretary of CommerceReady SC offers coordinated training across the state through modern technical colleges geared toward modern manufacturing needs. South Carolina will train your workforce at no cost for eligible new and expanding companies.