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Welcome to Upstate SC

Located at the heart of the booming Charlotte-Atlanta corridor, Upstate South Carolina is a 10-county region anchored by Greenville and Spartanburg.

7,000+ job postings per month on average. 505 international companies. 397 miles of bike trails. 221 days of sunshine each year. 61 food trucks. These numbers—and so much more—add up to a one-of-a-kind region.

Some call it the most charming corner of the country—others call it the best kept secret in the South. We hope you’ll just call it home. So, what do you say—are you up for it?

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Upstate SC

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Cesar's Head Lookout, Pickens County, SC Festival with lanterns, Greenville, SC Tree & Twig, Greer, SC CUISAR student and dyno testing, Greenville, SC Paris Mountain Cycling, Greenville, SC
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Experience "Big City" Amenities + Blue Ridge Mountains.

Located at the heart of the Charlotte-Atlanta corridor and in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Upstate SC provides the balance of outdoor adventures with top-ranked foodie and cultural scenes. It’s no wonder 30 people move to the Upstate every day, on average. And, beaches, boardwalks and picturesque mountain trails are all just a short drive away.

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Stay Globally Connected.

Home to more than 505 international companies, Upstate SC is a culturally diverse and welcoming place to live and work. Whether you’re out on a trail, at a local brewery or at the office, it’s not uncommon to hear the chatter of several different languages. Plus, with three international airports within three hours, including our own GSP International, it’s easy to connect to new places and cultures firsthand.

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Give Yourself A Raise.

In Upstate SC, you don’t have to work 60 hours a week and commute through traffic to live the life you want. Instead, you can enjoy that extra cup of coffee and a bike ride to work in the morning. Our cost of living is lower than Charlotte, Nashville, Austin and Atlanta and everything from a downtown apartment to a family home is attainable at a reasonable price. You’ll also see lower costs on utilities, transportation and other expenses, so you can feel good about splurging on a weekend getaway.

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Stop Chasing. Start Climbing.

With a bounty of available jobs across a range of industries, there’s room for everyone on the way up in Upstate SC. Far from the cut-throat environment often found in major metro areas, Upstate SC’s business community prides itself in its spirit of collaboration and the daily courtesies that go a long way toward promoting a friendly, authentic culture. Whether it’s grabbing coffee with a local business leader or attending a young professional happy hour, you’ll find people who are eager to help you reach your career goals.

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Get Happy. Stay Active.

Upstate SC residents enjoy 221 days of mood-boosting sunshine every year and four pleasantly moderate seasons. With natural wonders so close by, you can spend your morning hiking Table Rock or biking one of our world-renowned trails and take a dip in the lake all before lunchtime. When you get hungry, head to Greenville, ranked the No. 3 Best Downtown in the country, for lunch overlooking a waterfall, or venture out in to the region to sample some of the best barbeque in the south.

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Meet the Upstarters

To see the level of the international community and number of languages spoken here was incredible.

Ramon Nieves-Lugo
Principal, UniComm Media Group

It was important to me to find a job somewhere that feels like home, where the world is at my door.

Caroline Aneskievich
Talent Management Specialist for the Americas, BMW

We left New York City in a full-blown snow storm and just a few hours later we were sitting outside in downtown Greenville, eating burgers and watching people walk by in light jackets. It was a no-brainer.

Erald Sino
Commercial Banker, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

It’s not just sweet tea and biscuits—it’s a lot of culture and a ton of things to do outdoors. Upstate South Carolina is very much a melting pot.”

Sadie Waycaster
Associate Product Manager, AFL

The difference in the cost of living is really noticeable. Your lifestyle doesn’t change, but you now have even more discretionary income.

Chris Briddell
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, AnMed Health

The Upstate is a thriving area with a lot of energetic people who are conscious about health and wellness, who are dedicated to staying in shape and living full, healthy lives while making a difference in their communities.

Kevin Kessler
Manager of Maintenance and Engineering, FUJIFILM
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  • CHRIS BRIDDELL Anmed Health
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