International Business

Known for our hospitality, it is not surprising that we have helped companies large and small acclimate to South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of 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.

Our Europe and Asia presence helps us provide customized services to international buisinesses, including:

  • Trade Assistance: Realize the benefits of international trade.
  • Site Selection: Identification of suitable communities, sites and buildings
  • Training Programs: Access to technical and workforce training programs

Plus additional advisory and support services, including:

  • Detailed information on industry sectors and operating costs
  • Introduction to the state’s pro-business environment
  • Government assistance, language interpretation and customary procedures
  • On-the-ground points of contact

Industry Webinar Videos

China: South Carolina: Your Company's Destination for US Expansion - November 2021
Korea: S.C. Advanced Manufacturing Webinar - October 2021
Japan: Aerospace Composite Material Market Outlook - The Origin of South Carolina - June 2021
India: Opportunities in S.C. Life Sciences - June 2021
S.C. Introduction to the Life Sciences Industry - May 2021
South Carolina Introduction for Scandinavian Firms - April 2021
Europe: Aviation Industry Perspective Webinar - April 2021
Japan: S.C. Commerce/JETRO - Digital Investment Initiative for U.S. State Governments - April 2021
Korea: S.C. Healthcare Webinar - March 19, 2021
India: Opportunities in S.C. Aerospace and Defense - February 2021
China: Investment for Opportunities in S.C. - November 17, 2020
Europe: S.C. Life Science Industry - November 10, 2020
Korea: Investment Opportunities in S.C. - October 25, 2020 (Korean & English)
Europe: S.C. Agribusiness Sector Webinar - October 15, 2020
India: S.C. Chemicals and Plastics Sector - October 13, 2020
Europe: S.C. Automotive Industry Webinar - October 7, 2020
India: Opportunities in S.C. Textiles - July 28, 2020
India: Opportunities in S.C. Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing - November 2020

Contact our international team for any of these advisory and support services.

Global Firms

More than 1,200 operations of international firms (and growing) call South Carolina home. Majority-owned, foreign-affiliated companies employ more than 162,000 South Carolinians - 8.9% of the state's private industry employment.