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Doing Business Here

Spartanburg provides the ideal setting for your business, your employees and their families. Located in the Upstate Region of South Carolina, the gently rolling landscape provides easy access to major highways (I-85 and I-26), and convenient proximity to large major southern cities like Charlotte (1.5 hours) and Atlanta (2.5 hours).

Combine an amazing geographic location with a highly skilled work force, top schools, reasonable tax rates, assorted recreation, cultural and leisure opportunities, and attractive, safe neighborhoods for families, and you have an ideal location and steadfast economic climate for business growth and development. Spartanburg is thriving with opportunity!

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.


The Economic Futures Group has consistently been named to a list of the country’s top economic development groups (2014, 2012, and 2010) by Site Selection magazine as part of its annual "Best to Invest Rankings". According to the magazine, economic development groups are ranked according to four objective categories: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 residents, new investment amounts and new investment per 10,000 residents. Additional criteria include: the creativity of economic development strategy, scope of project activity and documenting the link between the economic development organization and actual results.

Year Capital Investment Jobs Created
2016 $555,300,000 1,300
2015 $479,467,360 1,999
2014 $2,327,950,000 2,114
2013 $112,587,650 1,211
2012 $1,026,900,000 1,178
2011 $269,600,000 964
2010 $92,779,000 1,428





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