Ranked in the top ten U.S. metros for high foreign direct investment intensity, Charleston | SC | USA welcomes international business.
In the past four years, major multinationals like Boeing, Aeterna Zentaris, Mercedes Benz Vans, Nexans, SKF, and Volvo, have announced new or expanded operations in the Charleston region, totaling billions in investment. And in just the past few weeks, the region announced a new investment from China’s Jingxin Chemical Group in partnership with American company, VivaSC Recycling.
With more than 130 foreign-owned establishments representing 23 countries, the Charleston region is home to a robust and diversified international business community that is only expected to grow.
Top Four Reasons Companies Choose Charleston:
- Strong Talent Pipeline and Training Programs – Companies in the Charleston region benefit from both a rapidly growing labor force (4.5X faster than the U.S.) and multiple workforce training resources. Trident Technical College’s youth apprenticeship program works directly with companies like Bosch and Cummins, while the statewide readySC program offers free, tailored employment training for companies of all sizes, including Boeing and Daimler.
- Global Access – The region’s logistics network offers quick access to international air hubs, dual rail service, multiple interstates, and the deepwater Port of Charleston, which already services post-Panamax ships and provides global access to 150+ countries.
- Business Friendly Climate – The Charleston region supports and values business. Community and state leaders are committed to fast-tracking permitting, cutting red tape, incentivizing startups, and maintaining a low cost of doing business. As testaments to the region’s ideal climate for growth, Bosch, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Trumpf, and Daimler have called Charleston home for more than 20 years and continue to expand.
- World-Class Amenities and Lifestyle – With beautiful beaches, historic culture and some of the nation’s top restaurants, the Charleston region provides a world-class lifestyle for international visitors and new residents to enjoy. Charleston is consistently voted one of the top destinations in the U.S. and the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazine.
To learn how the Charleston region might fit your global business, please visit our international pages for Canada, UK, France, Germany, Israel and Japan for resources tailored to your country, including executive testimonials, existing companies, associations, local restaurants and more.
If you’re attending SelectUSA in Washington D.C., June 19-21st, we welcome you to connect with our Director of Global Business Development, Jenna Edwards.
Director, Global Business Development
+1 843.760.4525 | Jenna Edwards