GROUNDED FOR GROWTH
WOOD & PAPER
In Central SC, our temperate climate and sizeable forests are planting the seeds for success. With strong origins dating back to our colonial history, our workforce has been developing and transforming the industry for nearly four centuries. From its early days producing pine tar and turpentine to the advanced lumber and paper processing facilities of today, the wood and paper industry has long found success in the Central South Carolina region.
BUILDING STRONG ROOTS
With nearly thirteen million acres of forestland, more than half of the state’s land area is blanketed in valuable resources. Forward-thinking forestry management is ensuring a sustainable future, while our affordable utilities and targeted educational programs are helping industry grow. Four major highways provide ease of access and link the region to a highly productive Port, providing pathways to crucial national and global markets enabling products made in Central SC to become global brands. Companies like Georgia-Pacific, Canfor Southern Pine and International Paper are finding success is rooted in Central SC.
Export strength: paper and timber 2 of the top 3 export commodities through the Port of Charleston
$21 billion industry in South Carolina
75+ wood & paper companies in Central SC
Nearly 70,000 employed in manufacturing within a 60-minute drive, 37% above national average for a comparable region
Made in Central SC
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.