The Economic Futures Group (EFG) is the economic development organization for Spartanburg County, South Carolina and its municipalities, and is working to drive the international business movement in the Southeast. Spartanburg County is home to over 162 international firms including BMW, adidas, Dräxlmaier, Toray Carbon Fibers, Michelin, Röchling, Magna, Auriga Polymers, representing 23 countries. It is only fitting that the New York Times reports Spartanburg as having the highest per capita international investment in the nation. The EFG’s target industries of automotive, advanced materials, energy, biosciences, and aerospace — are reflective of existing industries as well as sectors expected to perform well economically in the area.
Spartanburg is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is uniquely situated at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-85 and I-26. It is positioned well to attract nationally recognized headquarters of companies such as Milliken & Co., Cryovac, Alcoa Fujikura, and Denny’s. Clearly, business flourishes in this area as a result of the I-85 corridor, proximity to deep water sea ports, the SC Inland Port, pro-business climate, cultural amenities and unparalleled quality of life. Quite naturally, Spartanburg is a prime destination for companies around the world.