There's a reason the local baseball team is called the Drive. With a high level of innovation and a low cost of doing business, Upstate South Carolina has become one of the nation's most dynamic regions for automotive production and research.
More than 150 automotive-related companies have chosen Upstate South Carolina for its progressive climate, dynamic workforce and research capabilities. As a long-standing leader in automotive manufacturing and research, Upstate South Carolina continues to grow in importance as a locus for the U.S. car industry.
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A South Carolina initiative called "SmartState" is funding high-tech programs at public universities to create technology hubs that they hope will attract new industries and create jobs. And, as Anna Werner reports, so far, it's working. Upstate SC Highlights: BMW, CU-ICAR and Proterra
Located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Upstate SC is strategically positioned between two of the largest cities in the Southeastern United States: Charlotte and Atlanta. The Upstate is home to some of the world's most forward thinking companies including world leaders in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies in a multitude of industries