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 five Spanish and Mexican companies – leaders in the composites & advanced materials, food & beverage, construction and plastic industries.

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

Nearly 750 Central SC workers employed by Spanish and Mexican firms

$2.4 billionMexico is a Top 5 trading partner 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.

"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

Bimbo Bakeries: bakery products
DAK Americas: plastic materials resin manufacturing
ALUCOIL: composite aluminum panels
Borden: fluid milk manufacturing, dairy products