Central South Carolina, USA is a vibrant region of more than one million entrepreneurs, educators, engineers, skilled workers and craftspeople, tech talent and scientists who go to work every day driven by curiosity, courage, and a can-do spirit. Located in the heart of South Carolina, things happen here – in classrooms, in laboratories, and in the state house that change, not just a single town, but our entire state. From the factory floor to the boardroom, we are globally connected. Our distinct communities anchored by our dedicated people, have become the perfect home for globally recognized brands.

Our region is home to nearly 10 Chinese companies – leaders in the home appliance, textiles, and composites and advanced materials industries.

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66% of the U.S. population accessible within a day’s drive

800 Central SC workers employed by Chinese-owned companies

TOP 10China is among South Carolina's top trading partners


Why Chinese Companies Choose Central SC

History of Success for Chinese Companies

For more than two decades, Central South Carolina has proved to be an ideal business location for Chinese companies. In 1999, Camden, SC based Haier, now GE Appliances, a Haier Company, became the first greenfield manufacturing operation to be built by a Chinese company on U.S. soil.

East Point Academy Chinese Immersion Charter School

A tuition free public charter school in West Columbia, East Point Academy is a globally minded K-8 school that offers Chinese language immersion and allows students to experience Chinese culture through events, civic engagement and social awareness.

Mild Climate & Low Cost of Living

Central South Carolina’s mild climate translates to uninterrupted production and provides a desirable lifestyle. A cost of living well below the national average makes homeownership an achievable goal, while competitive wages keep companies profitable.

Business & Operating Costs

In South Carolina and the Central SC Region, we’ve designed and formalized a tax and incentive environment that positions business and people for success. From customized incentive packages and a host of credits and exemptions, Central SC makes business welcome while competitive utility costs help hold down operating costs.

"The state of South Carolina has been absolutely wonderful to work with. They are very pro-manufacturing, pro-business, and they've really welcomed us with open arms. We really chose Fairfield County due to the workforce. I've done business all over the United States, and the folks here in Fairfield County you couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with."

Chad Reinsel, Plant Manager Healthcare US/MLily

CHINA JUSHI: fiberglass reinforcements and components
Healthcare US: memory-foam mattresses
GE Appliances, a Haier Company: household appliances
AMGO Hydraulics: high-quality vehicle lifts, hydraulic equipment & industrial products