Upstate South Carolina Market

Why Spartanburg?



  • Spartanburg’s cost of living is 11.50% lower than the U.S. average, making it an affordable choice.


  • Spartanburg is conveniently located in Upstate South Carolina, between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC
  • Less than an hour from Asheville, NC and only twenty minutes from Greenville, SC
  • Spartanburg’s location at the intersection of I-85 and I-26 makes it an attractive choice for businesses and residents.

Economic Development

  • Spartanburg is home to 10 international firms including BMW, Milliken, Michelin, Cryovac and Kohler
  • Spartanburg’s international firms represent 18 countries
  • Spartanburg’s Economic Futures Group was recently named one of the “Top Ten Economic Development Organizations” in the country by Site Selection Magazine


  • Located at the intersection of two of the most traveled interstates in the nation – I-85 and I-26
  • Greenville Spartanburg International Airport - more than 1.75 million passengers per year are served by 6 major airlines offering 52 non-stop daily departures to 18 major cities and 23 airports across the country. (
  • Three hours from the Port of Charleston
  • Historically known as the “Hub-City,” because of the prevalence of rail lines in the area

Learn more about Spartanburg



Spartanburg County |
Upstate Forever |
Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce |
Economic Futures Group |
Upstate Alliance |
City of Spartanburg |

Upstate South Carolina Market