Global Network

More than 1,200 operations of international firms have found a second home in South Carolina, and this number continues to grow. Foreign-affiliated companies (majority-owned) employ more than 131,900 South Carolinians—7% of the state's private industry employment. SC Commerce has a long and successful track record of helping international companies establish, relocate and expand business operations in the US and North American markets.

The state has had a presence in Europe and Asia for decades, where we provide advisory and support services including:

  • Identification of suitable communities, sites and buildings
  • Detailed information on industry sectors and operating costs
  • Introduction to the state’s pro-business environment
  • Access to technical and workforce training programs
  • Government assistance, language interpretation and customary procedures
  • An on-the-ground point of contact
  • Trade assistance
  • The SC Landing Pad program, with assistance and connections to create your first US presence

Europe Office

SC Commerce's European office was originally established in Brussels in the mid-1970s, but relocated to Germany to serve the growing interest of German firms. Today, the European office is situated in Munich.

Contact:
Almeida Palais
Brienner Straße 14
80333 Munich
Germany
Phone: +49 89 2919170

Andre LeBlanc - Managing Director, Europe Office | Contact Andre

Asia Office

Since the 1980s, the Palmetto State has seen significant investment from Asian companies. The state’s office in Shanghai was opened in 2005 to serve the growing Asian market interest and help strengthen relationships with Asian investments.

Contact:
Suite 2808, Building 1 Grand Gateway
1 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, China 200030
Phone: +86 21 6426 3709

Zhao Le - Managing Director, China | Contact Zhao

Contact:
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803 737 3165

Wally Wang, Senior Project Manager, China | Contact Wally

Contact:
PMC Building, 5th Floor
1-23-5 Higashi Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0044
Phone: +81 3 6426 5975

Gregory Lyon - Managing Director, Japan | Contact Gregory

Contact:
1400 A, 14th Floor
Devika Tower
6-Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019
India
Phone: +91 11 41709326 or +91 11 40546760 Ext. 101

Tarun Gupta - Managing Director, India | Contact Tarun