The economy is growing strong in Greenville, with a diversity of companies that are experiencing and enjoying success. Here are nine examples:
Michelin North America
More than 4,100 people are employed in Greenville with Michelin North America, which houses the company’s North American headquarters and a research and development center. Also on the Greenville campus is a manufacturing plant that produces radial tires for cars and trucks.
The production of gas turbines and wind energy is the focus at General Electric Energy, which has 3,400 employees at its Greenville manufacturing facility. The Greenville plant is home to the largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
Under the corporate umbrella of Bon Secours St. Francis Health Systems are St. Francis Downtown, St. Francis Eastside, St. Francis Outpatient Center and Upstate Surgery Center. The surgery center is rated by Healthgrades among the best hospitals in America for heart surgery and orthopedic services.
Greenville County School District
The largest school system in South Carolina is Greenville County School District, which has 82 schools and ranks among the Top 50 Largest School Districts in the United States. The system has more than 5,500 teachers, with 65 percent holding a master’s degree or better.
Moore’s Food Resources
A provider of all-natural foods, Moore’s Food Resources has located its new operations in Greenville County and invested $15 million of capital for the purpose of creating about 180 new jobs.
Caristrap International has relocated its new U.S. corporate headquarters to Greenville County, investing $5.5 million to renovate an existing 32,000-square-foot building in Mauldin. The company produces a range of strapping, buckles, tensioners and dispensers that support a variety of applications for the packaging industry.
More than 2,600 students attend Furman University, and the academic staff numbers more than 300 people. Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private higher learning institution in South Carolina and today offers 42 majors. The university also has a strong athletic program with 20 varsity teams. Go Palladins!
Sealed Air Corporation
The inventor of Bubble Wrap, Sealed Air Corp. produces plastic bags and plastic film for a variety of industries that use packaging material. Those industries include food production and medical applications, and more than 1,300 employees work in Greenville.
Even though Spartanburg is 10 miles away, several hundred Greenville residents commute to-and-from the BMW plant each workday to produce vehicles for the German-based auto manufacturer. The Spartanburg facility produces the BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 crossover vehicles.