The area’s foundation in textile, chemical, and plastics manufacturing has led to a progressive focus on advanced materials and composites such as polymers, metal alloys, and nano-materials. Greenville County has the workforce, infrastructure, research initiatives, and collaborative environment necessary to foster businesses in this sector as they develop materials that are integral to advancing many different industries.
With over 120 automotive organizations/suppliers in the metro area and over 30,000 employed in auto-related organizations, the mobility industry is the area’s predominant cluster. Greenville, SC provides automotive companies with competitive advantages, from a skilled workforce to sites well-suited to unique manufacturing needs and with access to a well-connected logistics network.
Greenville, SC is a natural magnet for the aviation industry with aviation assets that include unique infrastructure and workforce training programs. The area’s existing aviation companies provide a high concentration of expertise in aircraft assembly, propulsion systems and maintenance/modification. Greenville is the global home of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Block 70, the world’s most advanced 4th generation fighter.
Greenville, SC has a growing concentration of pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device talent along with groundbreaking R&D facilities making it an emerging life science industry center in the Southeast. Relocating companies will join our existing ones in having access to world-class resources tailored to their specialized needs – whether it be in genetics, bioinformatics, genomics, environmental toxicology, or bioengineering.
Greenville County is home to over 40 Fortune 500 companies and over 20 HQ operations. The region also boasts more than 240 international companies and the country’s most foreign investment per capita. Also considered an exceedingly attractive destination for technology companies that include IBM, Microsoft, and GE Digital, Greenville County boasts one of the most vibrant technology ecosystems in the region. An ideal location, solid entrepreneurial climate, skilled workforce, high quality of life, and a range of other features support business relocation of offices to Greenville, SC.