SC Power Team Success Stories

The following companies had recent location or expansion announcements in South Carolina and are powered by the electric cooperative power system:


South Carolina Office Advantages

  • Over 35,000 South Carolinians employed in the office and shared services industries
  • South Carolina has Six MSAs with a population over 500,000
  • Six commercial service primary airports provide global connectivity
  • South Carolina offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Electric rates are 15% less than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by highly reliable, affordable power from the electric cooperatives click “SC Power Sites”
  • South Carolina has the lowest rate of unionization in the nation at 1.6 percent

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Workforce Education & Training

readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™
  • Provides skills and technical training to employees of new and expanding businesses in South Carolina
  • Works closely with new companies to provide the recruiting, training and workforce development tools and assistance they need to get up and running
  • Helps a company’s workforce continue to grow by guiding companies through the registered apprenticeship process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System
  • Website: ReadySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina
USC Darla Moore School of Business
  • Ranked as the #1 international MBA program in the United States by U.S. News & World Report
  • Program includes an extensive international immersion and second language development
  • Integrated coursework with real-world consulting projects to help students become “business ready” on a global scale
  • Expanded leadership development curriculum prepares students with long-term leadership skills, giving them the agility they need to succeed in any marketplace
  • Website: USC Darla Moore School of Business
USC FABER Entrepreneurship Center
  • Seeks to provide USC students with intensive exposure to entrepreneurial concepts, small business management training, and interaction with a network of successful entrepreneurs in South Carolina
  • Partners with Ernst & Young and the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina in hosting the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Carolinas Region
  • Facilitates and supervises the conduct of in-depth consulting projects by students in The Darla Moore School of Business who work with entrepreneurial companies throughout South Carolina
  • Consulting teams work with a small business on a specific problem or project. The projects are driven by the clients’ needs, with the goal of providing a real service in return for the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in researching and solving a business problem
  • Website: USC FABER Entrepreneurship Center
College of Charleston Global Business Resource Center (GBRC)
  • Supports continued development of international education opportunities so students gain the necessary international business skills, cross-cultural experience and foreign language proficiencies needed to compete effectively in today’s globalized economy
  • Advocates faculty development and international business research to help ensure that the international business knowledge conveyed in the classroom is up-to-date and relevant
  • Builds upon longstanding relationships with the SC International Trade Coalition, Charleston Women in International Trade, the SC State Ports Authority, the SC Department of Commerce, World Trade Center – Charleston, the Ex-Im Bank City/State partnership and other international trade organizations to expand international trade education and assistance to mid-career professionals
  • First organization in South Carolina to offer the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional credential program and training seminars
  • GBRC and the Charleston Women in International Trade partner on a mentoring program that matches School of Business students with global trade and logistics professionals in mutually beneficial relationships and hosts workshops connecting students with working professionals
  • Website: College of Charleston Global Business Resource Center
Clemson University iLEAD! Program

Integrated Leadership Education and Development Program

  • Multiyear certification initiative designed to provide participating students with a structured, yet flexible, approach to learning about leadership
  • Students develop leadership potential through the completion of 20 elements comprised of knowledge acquisition, applications of skills and experiences centered around the leadership development of the student
  • Students evolve in the program, initially learning about leadership through seminars and workshops, to ultimately demonstrating leadership experiences prior to graduation
  • Website: Clemson University iLEAD! Program
Clemson University MBA Program
  • Highly regarded for its innovative, applied approach to advanced business topics
  • Students collaborate with prestigious domestic and international companies on real-world projects as well as network with executives, entrepreneurs and HR professionals at more than 20 program-sponsored events scheduled throughout the year
  • Students have access to personalized, individual career counseling and job placement assistance including an annual employer networking forum
  • Website: Clemson University MBA Program

Major Headquarters in South Carolina

Company County
AgFirst Richland
AMECO Greenville
AVX Corporation Greenville
Daimler Trucks North America LLC York
Denny's Spartanburg
Esurance Greenville
GE Power Generation Greenville
Hitachi Electronic Devices, Inc. Greenville
Horry Telephone Cooperative Horry
Hubbell Lighting, Inc Greenville
ITECH South, LLC Oconee
Kemet Corporation Greenville
KeyMark, Inc. Pickens
Lash Group, Inc. York
LPL Financial, LLC York
Michelin North America Greenville
Muzak York
Park Seed Company Greenwood
Prym Consumer USA Spartanburg
Riverside Pump Manufacturing, Inc. Chesterfield
Sage Automotive Spartanburg
SCANA Lexington
ScanSource Greenville
Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. Greenville
Sonoco Molded Plastics Spartanburg
Verizon Wireless Greenville
South Carolina Electric Coop