Spartanburg has been a longtime leader in the textile industry and is now home to a diverse collection of international companies, including BMW's only North American plant and Milliken & Co, one of the largest privately held textile and chemical companies in the world. With over 80 international firms representing 18 countries, it is only fitting that the New York Times reports Spartanburg as having the highest per capita international investment in the country.
Spartanburg is located at the crossroads of I-85 and I-26, and its position has attracted the headquarters of nationally recognized companies such as Extended Stay America, Advance America, and Denny’s. In addition to attracting international and larger companies, Spartanburg prides itself on supporting local business, which is a thriving part of its economy. Business flourishes in this area as a result of the I-85 corridor, pro-business climate, cultural amenities and unparalleled quality of life - all located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Another key element in the future of our economy is our youth. With eight colleges and universities in Spartanburg, there is a significant investment in the future leadership and economic growth of the thousands of students within our community. Each year, new students and residents bring an abundance of fresh ideas and diverse talents to Spartanburg, which continue to shape our community into a better place for the next generation.
To learn more about our local economy, visit the CITY OF SPARTANBURG and the SPARTANBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.