Talk to local business leaders and you’ll hear similar stories about why they located in Greenville. The area’s amenities, mild climate and reasonable cost of living frequently boost the city and the region into national top-10 lists.
But that’s only scratching the surface.
Delve deeper than the headline talking points and business leaders will point to a spirit of cooperation between agencies like the Greenville Area Development Corp., the local chambers of commerce, and state and local government, as well as a diverse labor pool supported by state technical schools, as driving forces that have the Upstate region poised for continued growth.
Houston native Jon-Michial Carter discovered Greenville when he and his partners were looking to join an incubator program as a way to win investors for their planned business. They would go on to found ChartSpan, a health care industry software company that offers solutions to help patients access their medical records and to improve communications with, and access to, health care providers.
Greenville was not Carter’s first choice as a home for the startup. But that all changed.