A Strategic Location For Global Success
Located in the heart of South Carolina, halfway between New York City and Miami, the Central SC region provides unparalleled access to the U.S. Southeast. With four major interstates, the state’s largest cargo airport, and a short-drive to the 8th largest passenger airport in the United States and one of the nation’s most productive and efficient seaports, the Central SC region makes it easy to succeed in a global marketplace.
66% of the U.S. population accessible within a day’s drive
3,000+ Central SC workers employed by Japanese firms
$1.6 billionJapan is a Top 10 trading partner with South Carolina
Why Japanese Companies Choose Central SC
Matsuba Gakuen Japanese Language Supplementary School
Offered through the University of South Carolina, this Saturday school allows students to experience Japanese culture through traditional experiences, events, and activities as well as through learning Japanese language and mathematics in the classroom.
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.
From the state’s only national park, to lakes, rivers, forests, parks, greenways, and trails to gardens galore, and award-winning golf courses.
Festivals & Events
From music, food, and beer festivals to galas, road and horse races, tournaments, concerts, and ethnic and holiday celebrations.