Anderson County Quick Facts


Largest City:

Anderson- 26,881

Major Highways:

I-85/ US 76/ US 178/ US 29/ SC 81/ SC 24

Largest Manufacturing Employers:

Electrolux, Bosch Corp., Millikin, Michelin

County Seat:


Miles of  I-85 Frontage:

37 miles

Percent of High School Grads Entering College:


Work Ready

Nearly half of South Carolina's counties are now certified as work ready, outpacing the nation in an initiative that showcases the highly skilled workforce that businesses require in a competitive economy.

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It was once Cherokee hunting grounds. Now its landscape is marked by the footprints of those who call Anderson County home. Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina along I-85, Anderson is the midway point between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. Almost 190,000 people have chosen to live in Anderson County for the area’s warm Southern climate, beautiful lakes, and opportunity for a better quality of life. Southern Business & Development recently ranked Anderson, SC in the top 25 in the region as one of the “Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company.”

One of the "Hottest Areas in the Nation"

Location. Location. Location. With more than 37 miles of Interstate frontage, the “Boom Belt” I-85, is a primary pull to the area. However, location is only part of the story in making Anderson County attractive to companies. Business and Industry also profit from the County’s low taxes and quality labor force.

An Industrial, International Hub

With more than 200 major manufacturers, and 20 international companies in the County, Anderson has a thriving business climate. The top major industries in Anderson include automotive, metal products, industrial machinery, plastics, and textiles. Aside from being one of the most progressive and beautiful parts of the country, the Upstate provides an exceptional business climate for some of the world’s leading companies. With generations of industrial experience and one of the nation’s strongest work forces, the Upstate has an unparalleled track record in manufacturing excellence—so strong, in fact, that Upstate South Carolina has the highest international investment per capital in the United States.

Sites, Buildings & Industrial Parks

With thousands of acres available for industrial locations or expansion, Anderson County offers unequaled customizable sites and buildings. All of our approved sites and buildings are now searchable online to allow viewing from your home computer in New York to a workstation in Tokyo. In addition, with more and more “certified sites” coming online, we are sure to have something that fits your business.

What is an ACT Work Ready Community?


Anderson County 2016 Industry Directory

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