Spartanburg provides the ideal setting for your business, your employees and their families. Located in the Upstate Region of South Carolina, the gently rolling landscape provides easy access to major highways (I-85 and I-26), and convenient proximity to large major southern cities like Charlotte (1.5 hours) and Atlanta (2.5 hours).
An international community with Southern charm, Spartanburg has set the pace as a leader in attracting foreign direct investment and economic development.
Combine an amazing geographic location with a highly skilled work force, top schools, reasonable tax rates, assorted recreation, cultural and leisure opportunities, and attractive, safe neighborhoods for families, and you have an ideal location and steadfast economic climate for business growth and development. Spartanburg is thriving with opportunity.
From our industrial beginnings in textiles in the early 20th century to our late 20th century and new millennium status as an automotive hub, we have capitalized on our industrial strengths and evolved into a high-growth economic area. Spartanburg County has grown from a frontier area to a major textile hub to a diversified, manufacturing center. Spartanburg is home to world-class international firms and the highest per-capita foreign investment in the state.
A tradition rich in logistics and a geographic location at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 26 has positioned Spartanburg well. Spartanburg offers easy access to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the SC Inland Port - Greer and the Port of Charleston. Spartanburg County offers businesses an excellent transportation system, including highways, rail and truck lines.
Spartanburg County is an international business center with world class international firms. Spartanburg has a diverse economy comprised of a large industrial sector of Fortune 500 companies such as BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC, Milliken, Michelin, adidas, Dräxlmaier, Toray Carbon Fibers, Röchling, Magna, Auriga Polymers, Advance America, Denny's, Kobelco and many, many more. Automotive, advanced materials, distribution, energy, biosciences and aerospace are reflective of existing industries as well as sectors expected to perform well economically in the area.
In 2019, we managed 27 economic projects totaling more than $354 million in capital investment and creating 811 new jobs. Over the past five years, we have managed 100 projects totaling more than $3 billion in capital investment and creating 7,993 jobs. We have been named to Site Selection Magazine’s “Best to Invest Rankings” three times.