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 six Swedish companies – leaders in the automotive, security, and machinery industries.

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

Nearly 2,400 Central SC workers employed by Swedish firms


Why Swedish Companies Choose Central SC

Same Day Communication

Central South Carolina's location in the Eastern Standard Time Zone allows for day-of communication with Sweden.

Strong Automotive Industry

South Carolina has long been known for its strong automotive industry, and in 2015 welcomed Volvo. A short drive from the Central South Carolina region, Swedish automotive suppliers benefit from the close proximity to Volvo when locating in the region.

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.

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