Realizing the unique opportunity to be a vital player in economic growth
of Spartanburg County, SCC created the Office of Economic Development, whose primary focus is to promote collaboration
between economic development organizations, government, business, and
education to develop a business-friendly environment. A partnership
with Spartanburg County and the Area Chamber Economic Futures Group was
A primary resource for business development at SCC, The Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development - also know as The Center, is an invaluable tool to help entrepreneurs and businesses launch, build, expand, and reorganize. The Center is in a foreign trade zone, located along the I-85 Corridor on Highway 290 in Duncan.
The Center provides the most valuable resource required by any new or expanding business – SPACE. With more than 180,000 square feet, it allows for flexibility in design to suit the needs of the individual client. In exchange for services provided, business clients consent to locate their permanent facility in Spartanburg County. View more details about space and facilities for The Center.
View video featuring The CenterDownload/view the overview presentation for The Center (PDF)
Download The Center Brochure (PDF)
Download The Center Economic Impact Study: June 2014 (PDF) September 2012 (PDF) June 2009 (PDF)The photograph below shows Mike Forrester, SCC director of economic
development, Sercan Duygan, corporate relations specialist for the
Turkish Automotive Council and Brian Nash with the Economic Futures
Group. Duygan was visiting the U.S. to learn about programs we offer to
help soft landing companies start conducting business in the area.
The Small Business Incubator assists new businesses in the early start-up phase and existing businesses that are re-tooling or reorganizing for greater success. By offering space and basic office services, the SBI gives a client the foundation to get started or to move ahead without the worry of extensive overhead costs.
SBI Membership Benefits
As part of SBI, member companies have access to volunteer business partners that provide professional assistance including legal advice, accounting, credit management, financial planning, product development, and market research. The SBI’s Mentor Program, provided through the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, matches clients with experienced small business owners who provide valuable insight into overcoming challenges, which is an integral part of an entrepreneur’s future success. In addition, the SBI introduces clients to potential Venture Capital and Angel Investors who may be interested in growing new companies as an investment opportunity-- a “win- win” for the business as well as the community.
Workforce Employment Services are provided to qualifying companies looking to locate in Spartanburg County. SCC, in partnership with the South Carolina Employment Security Commission and ReadySC (also known as CATT - Center for Accelerated Technology Training), will provide temporary office and training space to meet the company’s needs. Services provided through this partnership include, but are not limited to, the following:
These services will give a company the opportunity to observe potential employees in a work environment and will give potential employees the opportunity to learn more about a company before a final decision is made on the hire. The result will be a more cohesive fit between employee and employer.
"I wanted to express my appreciate for your recent support of Kenco's transition team during the opening of our Sealed Air distribution center in Duncan, S.C. Your entire development team has been professional, gracious and supportive in meeting our need for space and services. The Center's actions and support truly exemplify some of the same guiding principles that Kenco lives by every day."
- David Caines, Chief Operating Officer Kenco Logistic Services
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Phone: (864) 592-6204