The Upstate of South Carolina is home to 250 international firms from 24 different countries, including BMW, Michelin, St. Jude’s Medical and General Electric. With $9.9 billion in capital investment and more than 25 thousand jobs since 2010, it’s no surprise that the Upstate continues to rank in Top Ten places to live, raise a family and start a business.
Discover What's Different About the Place we Call Home:
Population: 1.37 million
Average Household Income: $55,256
10% increase in population since 2000
23 universities and colleges with more than 80,000 enrolled
10 private sector and major university research facilities including Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT THE UPSTATE.
SOURCE: AREA DEVELOPMENT
SOURCE: BUSINESS FACILITIES
KDS was instrumental in the process of researching and finding an affordable location that was consistent with our brand image while offering enough space for present and future needs. From redevelopment to code compliances, Larry’s unwavering focus kept our project moving promptly. We are so grateful for that and know we have forged a friendship for life.
In the Southeast
— and 10th Best
Best City to
Start a Business
Places to Live
Source: Men’s Journal
Best in the U.S.
Source: Lonely Planet
To Raise a Family