About The Upstate

Upstate South Carolina is a vibrant region within South Carolina known for its combination of economic vitality and great natural and cultural resources.

With a wide variety of communities, the Upstate provides both urban and rural residential opportunities.

It also has a robust business culture that supports the diverse range of industries within the region including world-renowned companies like BMW, Michelin, St. Jude's Medical, Fuji, Sterilite and many others.

GOVERNMENTS

County Governments

Abbeville County

Anderson County

Cherokee County

Greenville County

Greenwood County

Laurens County

Oconee County

Pickens County

Spartanburg County

Union County

*South Carolina Association of Counties

Council of Governments

Appalachian Council of Governments

Catawba Council of Governments

Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Municipal Associations

Municipal Association of South Carolina

Upstate Elected Officials 

LOCAL VISIONING ORGANIZATIONS

Imagine Anderson

Imagine Greenville County

Greenville Forward

Oconee By Choice (a project of the Oconee Alliance)

Pickens County Vision 2025

UPSTATE ASSET REPORT

Locations Quotients (page 29)

Major Highway Carriers (page 35)

Rail Network (page 42)

School District (page 47)

Traffic Congestion (page 36)

Wastewater Treatment Facilities (page 41)

Water Treatment Facilities (page 40)

UPSTATE RESEARCH CENTERS AND INSTITUTES (University-directed)

Clemson's Center for Community Growth and Change

Metropolitan Studies Institute, USC Upstate

Riley Institute at Furman University

Shi Center for Sustainability, Furman University

Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Policy, Clemson University