Greenville, and the entire Upstate region for that matter, has been blessed with a thriving, healthy and diverse economy that has proved remarkably resilient in spite of recent national trends and downturns. South Carolina at large is a pro-business, right-to-work state that enjoys a highly skilled workforce and excellent way of life. For the past few years, South Carolina has ranked among the "Top 10 Pro-Business States” (Pollina Corporate Real Estate annual study) and has a growing reputation for its commitment to, and ability to attract foreign investment.
Greenville, South Carolina is unique. It combines big city cultural and entertainment attractions with small-town charm and accessibility. It has remained friendly, intimate, and relaxed, in spite of its steady growth and economic diversity. The reason for this is the city’s commitment to careful, deliberate planning with an ever-watchful eye on what makes Greenville so attractive in the first place. Greenville’s Main Street and historic downtown is a huge draw for anyone visiting the area—in fact, it has garnered numerous national awards. The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Greenville with the Great American Main Street Award in 2003 and 2009. It has also been featured in numerous magazines and publications, including Southern Living Magazine and the U.S. Airways Magazine (March 2010).