Global Business Grows Here

INTERNATIONAL AND TRADE

The Central SC region is home to more than 170 foreign-affiliated facilities including major brands like Michelin, Capgemini, Husqvarna, and Samsung. With our skilled, driven workforce, strategic location near the most productive and efficient seaport in North America, an integrated rail and highway system, pro-business regulatory environment, and affordable energy costs, we’re the place global business comes to flourish.

South Carolina continues to set new records in exports, with $41.5 billion in 2019. The state also ranks first among Southeastern states for export growth over the past 10 years (+103.9%) and collaborates with companies worldwide to aid in exporting through efforts like the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program.

Top 10 Exports

Vehicles and Parts
Aircraft
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts
Rubber
Electrical machinery
Medical instruments
Paper and paperboard
Organic chemicals
Woodpulp

Top-Ranked In Export Sales

Passenger vehicles
Passenger tires
Aircraft

Top 5 Export Partners

China
Italy
Korea
Spain
Sweden

Top Export Companies

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 Group