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More than 1,100 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 170,000 South Carolinians—10% 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, which offers assistance and connections to create your first US presence