Economic Vitality

Innovation drives success in today's global economy and is characterized and fostered by economic diversity and high quality economic growth. The Upstate is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation with more than 245 international companies and abundant investment in private and university based research. Trends in per capita income and average annual wages point to diversification and high quality growth. In the Upstate, both measures have increased in absolute terms but fall short of the state and national averages. Median household income in nine of the ten Upstate Counties falls below the state and national averages. Likewise, each of these nine counties has a higher percentage of residents living in poverty than the state and national averages. The per capita personal income of residents in the Upstate increased 33% from 1998 to 2007, falling below the 40% increase statewide and the 44% increase nationwide.

UPSTATE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Belton Area Partnership
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce
Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce
Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce & Visitors
Greater Seneca Chamber of Commerce
Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Inman Chamber of Commerce
Landrum Area Chamber of Commerce
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Travelers Rest Area Business Association
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Upstate Chambers Directory
Upstate Piedmont Chamber of Commerce
Westminster Chamber of Commerce

UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Abbeville County Development Board
Alliance Pickens
Anderson County Office of Economic Development
Appalachian Development Corporation
Cherokee County Development Board
City of Spartanburg Economic Development
Duke Energy Economic Development
Greer Development
Greenville Area Development Corporation
Greenwood Partnership Alliance
Laurens County Development Corporation
Oconee County Alliance
Oconee County Economic Development Commission
Union County Development Board
Upstate SC Alliance
*Economic Development Directory