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 2,500 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.
From the state’s only national park, to lakes, rivers, forests, parks, greenways, and trails to gardens galore, and award-winning golf courses.
“The state of South Carolina along with the Central SC Alliance and local Orangeburg County teams have welcomed and supported our establishment in ways we never experienced or even heard of before. Their reputation of being Business Friendly and Business Ready is well earned and actually quite an understatement! We appreciate all of the regional support, long term partnership and friendship.” -Jorgen Oldenstedt, President & CEO Gnotec