SPAIN & MEXICO
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
Nearly 1,000 Central SC workers employed by Spanish and Mexican firms
$3.1 billionSpain and Mexico are Top 20 trading partners with South Carolina
Why Spanish and Mexican Companies Choose Central SC
Same Day Communication & Ease of Travel
Central South Carolina's location in the Eastern Standard Time Zone allows for day-of communication with Spain and Mexico, while nearby Charlotte Douglas International Airport offers nonstop travel to Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cancun and Cozumel.
Spanish Speaking Population
Spanish is the second most spoken language statewide.
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.
From opera, theater performances, and live music to museums, historic homes and landmarks.
Festivals & Events
From music, food, and beer festivals to galas, road and horse races, tournaments, concerts, and ethnic and holiday celebrations.
"For Alucoil North America, doing business in South Carolina means a right-to-work state, where the employees are involved and concerned about the company’s success and where you find a highly-qualified workforce. The favorable tax structure as well as the customized incentive support from state and local governments helped our company grow and succeed in a new US location that is strategically located in close proximity to the Port of Charleston for servicing the U.S. market and importing our raw materials."
Clemente González Soler, President Alucoil