South Carolina's 'Upstate' Embraces a New Economic Era

The National Law Journal


Although not South Car­olina's largest city, Greenville and its environs certainly reflect the changing South. The historic textile capital's population has grown by more than 30 percent since the turn of the century as manufacturing, banking, venture capital and a vibrant startup community expanded. "The Upstate" region is now home to some 250 international firms, including BMW Manufacturing Corp., Michelin North America Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Kyocera Corp.

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