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Strategically located halfway between New York and Miami, South Carolina is centrally located on the Eastern Seaboard of the US, offering unparalleled transportation opportunities.

That's one reason why more than 1,100 operations of foreign-affiliated companies are located in the Palmetto State. Among the globally-recognized, foreign-based firms that have significant operations in South Carolina are BMW, Michelin, Adidas, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo Cars and Fujifilm.

Landing Pad Program

The South Carolina Landing Pad program is designed to assist international businesses with entry to the US market. This program targets companies that plan to hire fewer than 10 employees and invest less than $1 million US dollars in their beginning stages.

Through the SC Landing Pad program, your company can find the right connections to create your first US presence. Working closely with our regional economic development allies, we will direct your business to partners and service providers who have the knowledge and experience to get you started in a cost-effective way.

Our goal is to help you connect with experienced people who can reduce the learning curve of developing your business in the US and lessen the fear of establishing your business in this large but critical market. Through our partners, you will be able to find reputable and reasonably priced services, including:

  • Local employment and compensation 
  • Business regulations
  • Taxation 
  • Translation