Excellence in the medical device industry has emerged in South Carolina. The biomedical products and services provided in South Carolina contribute to the medical health of nations worldwide as well as the economic health of the local, national and international companies that call South Carolina home. South Carolina has a long-established infrastructure and examples of successful companies operating throughout the state in each part of the medical device supply chain, from high purity raw materials production through manufacture to local sterilization, packaging and distribution. World-class entities feed this supply chain, and South Carolina is home to close to 90 medical device companies.
South Carolina is dedicated to establishing an environment where businesses can prosper.
The state has taken necessary steps to further enhance its business-friendly environment. Efforts like tort reform, workers’ comp reform, lowering taxes and expanding healthcare access for small businesses are just a few reasons why South Carolina has been ranked among the top five most business-friendly states for the past six years by the Pollina Corporation, ranking 4th in 2010. Additionally, the Palmetto State was ranked fifth among the “Most Dynamic States for Entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur magazine. South Carolina is free of many regulatory burdens that hamper business conditions. With one of the lowest corporate income taxes in the Southeast and no state property tax, South Carolina is committed to helping businesses compete and succeed and as a result the state has become home to numerous world-class companies. BMW, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., Google, GE, Starbucks, Bosch, Roche and Boeing are just a few companies that call South Carolina home.
As a right-to-work state, South Carolina’s workforce has one of the lowest unionization rates and lowest work-stoppage rates in the nation. The state is also committed to furthering the skills of its expanding technical workforce. That is why South Carolina offers a customized worker training program through the state’s technical college system. The worker training program has trained hundreds of thousands of employees in a variety of skill areas and was ranked No. 4 in the nation by Expansion Management magazine.
For additional information on doing business in South Carolina, please reference the South Carolinas Department of Commerce website at www.sccommerce.com or you may also review our Partners & Resources page for additional links.