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The South Carolina market is an ideal place for industrial tenants for several reasons. Transportation, accessibility and location all serve to create strong fundamentals for the industrial market. At the center of South Carolina, three major interstates, I-26, I-77 and I-20, with I-95 approximately 60 miles away, make it an ideal place for industrial tenants to quickly reach surrounding Southeastern states as well as 66% of the country's population within a day's drive. Another major benefit of the South Carolina market is the accessibility of major ports; the Port of Charleston, which has Inland Ports in Greer and Dillon, is soon to be the deepest port on the East Coast, and the Port of Savannah is an easy drive from most of the state. CSX and Norfolk Southern have rail lines throughout South Carolina and the Eastern United States, and several of Weston's properties are rail-served by one of the two companies.
Manufacturing investment and job growth is occurring at a rate unprecedented in the history of South Carolina. 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 business climate.
Anchored by BMW in the Piedmont region and Boeing in the Lowcountry region, 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, former SC Secretary of Commerce
readySC 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.
From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce is here to help grow new and existing businesses. SC Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses through initiatives like workforce training.
As a public and private alliance, CentralSC Alliance's mission is to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina. They help businesses create jobs, recruit capital investment, and together with a growing network of industries, talent, and communities, they’re advancing and improving the region’s economy.
The UpstateSC Alliance is a public/private regional economic development organization designed to market and promote the dynamic, commerce-rich, northwestern corner of South Carolina. Our mission is to position the Upstate to excel in the global economy through strategic marketing, collaboration and thought leadership. We work with local economic developers, investors and the SC Department of Commerce to move business forward in the Upstate.
The Charleston Regional Development Alliance is a growing network of investors, staff, business, academic and governmental partners committed to strengthening regional employment and building a base of high-value industries to improve the three-county Charleston region’s economy now and into the future. The Alliance serves as a catalyst for long-term regional prosperity by attracting the world’s best companies, talent, and entrepreneurs.
ReadySC's mission is to promote economic development in South Carolina by providing customized recruiting and training solutions to companies bringing new jobs to the state through relocation or expansion. As an integral part of the SC Technical College System, readySC™ works together with the 16 technical colleges to prepare South Carolina's workforce to meet the needs of your company.
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