Situated in the heart of the Upcountry in Greenville County is the largest city in upstate South Carolina, Greenville. With low wages and favorable tax benefits, Greenville has attracted foreign companies to invest heavily in the area. Known as the “Textile Capital of the World,” Greenville is Americas’ only manufacturing location for BMW, the North American headquarters for Michelin, and the newly established International Center for Automotive Research. Honeywell, 3M, and Lockheed Martin Aircraft and Logistics Center is located at the former site of Donaldson Air Force Base. In addition, General Electric Company has a gas turbine and wind energy manufacturing operations in Greenville. The South Carolina yellowpages will provide you with a more extensive listing of Greenville’s industries.
Aside from its thriving industries, Greenville also offers a unique setting to venture out and explore. Set among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a vibrant community that offers southern charm and breathtaking views. The city is home to a vibrant performing arts scene and significant art collections. Named one of the “Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the United States,” the Bi-Lo Center, located in downtown Greenville, brings national tours of many popular bands and other attractions such as Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus, TNA wrestling and many others to the region. Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts over 300 events each year including musical, Broadway Shows, ballet, orchestra performances and many more performing arts shows. The Greenville County Museum of Art and Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery contain significant collections of art from the United States and across Europe.
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