Greer’s business climate, location, and logistics assets make it an ideal place to grow a company. Downtown Greer exudes an authentic feeling of home, but other parts of the city are turning into a hub for global commerce.
BMW Manufacturing, the nation’s largest automotive exporter by value for nine years running, set up shop in the Greer area decades ago, and suppliers from around the world followed. Today, BMW employs about 11,000 people and has expanded its footprint into the City of Greer. The company invested $125 million to build a vehicle accessory center and a cutting-edge logistics facility here. At least 35 foreign-owned companies are currently doing business in the city.
Greer is an ideal location for companies looking to access global markets, keep their supply chain flowing, and reduce their carbon emissions. Businesses based here move their products by air, rail, and freight services conveniently located within miles of each other.
BMW became the first customer of South Carolina’s Inland Port in Greer in 2013. Today, the Greer facility operates around the clock to offer overnight rail service to the Port of Charleston – giving advanced manufacturing companies, tire producers, and major retailers easy access to customers around the world.
Award-winning Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is just outside the city limits. Cerulean Aviation at GSP offers custom cargo handling, warehousing, and VIP corporate services. Cerulean’s cargo area is large enough to park six 747 jets. U.S. Customs and Border Protection are on-site as is 24/7 fire protection.
Greer has an abundant supply of flexible warehouse and distribution space near GSP and the Inland Port as well as trucking and rail companies ready to move goods throughout the Southeast. Charlotte, NC is a little over 90 miles from Greer. Atlanta, GA is less than 160, and Knoxville, TN is about 270 miles from us.
There's help available for businesses looking to set up shop in Greer and talented job seekers who want to build a life here.
The City of Greer has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators. The city's Economic Development team runs an initiative called The Platform at Greer that plays an active role in the upstate's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.