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Upstate South Carolina is home to global leaders in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies including Michelin, BMW, GE Power, Fluor, Milliken and Fuji.

More than $15 billion in capital investment and more than 43,000 jobs have been announced in the Upstate since 2010. And in 2017, the region accounted for approximately 38% of the state’s new capital investment and 34% of its new job announcements.

The Upstate workforce numbers more than 682,000 and includes a high concentration of architectural and engineering talent, mechatronic specialists, team assemblers and metal workers, and machinists and fabricators that support the area’s top industries.