Farm to Table
FOOD & BEVERAGE
In Central SC our plentiful rivers, abundant sunshine, and fertile lands are keeping fields – and food production facilities– flourishing. Beginning with the birth of our state, we’ve long been known as an agricultural powerhouse thanks to our year-long growing season and temperate climate. And as the food & beverage industry has advanced, moving from the fields to complex and integrated production facilities, our affordable utilities, experienced workforce, and certified land has been the perfect fit for some of the largest food companies in the world.
SERVING UP SUCCESS
With a key location in the heart of the growing American Southeast, Central SC excels at providing fresh, quality food and beverage to millions of tables and shelves. Robust infrastructure and access to four major highways in the center of the state advances the industry’s growing supply-chain while our tried and true workforce is delivering quality products to meet world-class tastes. From breweries to bakeries, a dynamic mix of sites and buildings with plentiful water help global brands succeed in Central SC. Companies like Kraft, Tyson, Otis Spunkmeyer, and Starbucks are filling shelves and homes with products made in the heart of South Carolina.
Hotspot for talent NEARLY 6,000employed in food manufacturing, 16% above national average
2/3 of U.S. accessible within 2 days drive
100% of Oscar Meyer branded turkey bacon sold in the USA is produced in Central SC
Food & Beverage Processing industry is 1.2 Xmore concentrated than the national average
45+ food processing facilities
What We Make
Employers That Call Central SC Home
Resources and Support
We have the resources and support that provide a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, startups and established companies succeed and prosper.
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Promotes and nurtures the growth and development of South Carolina's agricultural industry