WELCOME TO CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA, USA
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 fifteen British companies – leaders in the composites & advanced materials, consulting, food & beverage and metal products industries.
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 2,000 Central SC workers employed by British firms
$2.4 billionThe United Kingdom is a Top 5 trading partner with South Carolina
Why British Companies Choose Central SC
Same Day Communication
Central South Carolina's location in the Eastern Standard Time Zone allows for day-of communication with the United Kingdom.
Ease of Travel
Nearby Charleston International Airport and Charlotte International Airport offer direct flights to London, making the Central South Carolina region an accessible location.
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.
"Devro makes edible collagen films for the food industry, and you can find us all over the nation. What we've found in Calhoun County is that the labor force has a really good work ethic, and we've developed a sense of family amongst our workforce here at the factory. Additionally, we're at the hub of three major interstates, so it's really easy to get to all corners of South Carolina from this location." -Guy Anderson, Director of Manufacturing Excellence Devro