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.

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

Nearly 2,000 Central SC workers employed by British firms

$1.5 billionThe United Kingdom is a Top 10 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.

"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

Sigmatex: carbon fiber textiles
Duck Creek Technologies: insurance software solutions
GKN Aerospace: aerospace components & composite fuselage
Spirax Sarco: industrial valves