Why You Should Start a Company in … Greenville, SC
Looking for a place to nurture your start up idea … well Fast Company has a suggestion, Greenville, SC!
Some economic stats about Greenville:
- $1.1 billion in new capital investments
- created more than 6,000 new jobs in the last five years alone
- medium-sized market by technical terms
- plays hosts to more corporate headquarters than any other region in the state (according to the SC Department of Commerce)
Greenville was once a dominate textile town, which has given way to a strong auto sector and health-science research. Now there is a new generation of business, and they are rooted in innovation and technology. A few companies already creating some buzz include Hospital Room 2020 (media-rich in-patient) and LoftResumes (a platform that generates jazzy CV’s giving job seekers a competitive edge). These companies aren’t going at it alone, the local area has a growing number of initiatives built just for this cause, including NEXT (a Chamber of Commerce program dedicated to turning new ideas into viable businesses).
Click here to read more about Fast Company’s discussion with representatives from LoftResumes and NEXT and their take on the five factors contributing to Greenville’s success!