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1 SOUTH CAROLINA USA

2 CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA REGION IS WITHIN 1,000 MI/1 609 KM OF 35 STATES & ROUGHLY 66% OF THE US POPULATION NEW YORK DETROIT 95 CHICAGO 77 WASHINGTON, D.C. 75 NASHVILLE ATLANTA DALLAS CHARLOTTE COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON ATLANTIC OCEAN 250 MI/402 KM MI/805 KM MOBILE MI/1 207 KM 75 #1 in foreign investment ranking according to IBM Global Business Services/Plant Locations International for years 2013 & MIAMI

3 Charlotte Douglas International NORTH CAROLINA Greenville/Spartanburg FAIRFIELD KERSHAW MCCORMICK NEWBERRY Columbia Metropolitan Airport LEXINGTON RICHLAND COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA 20 CALHOUN CLARENDON ORANGEBURG Port of Georgetown Charleston GEORGIA Port of Charleston APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE WITHIN 60 MI/97 KM RADIUS OF ITS CENTER Port of Savannah

4 SOUTH CAROLINA S EXPORT ECONOMY South Carolina s 2013 exports totaled an annual record of more than $26.1 billion in goods sold to 202 countries around the world, according to data from the US Department of Commerce. THE STATE S 2013 TOP 10 EXPORT INDUSTRIES VEHICLES MACHINERY RUBBER PRODUCTS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY PLASTICS OPTICAL AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PAPER AND PAPERBOARD ORGANIC CHEMICALS WOOD PULP AIRCRAFT 1 ST AMONG US STATES IN TIRE EXPORTS FOR THE 3 RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR 2 ND IN EXPORT OF AUTOMOBILES TO WORLD MARKETS OVERALL, NATIONALLY RANKED 17 TH IN EXPORTS TOP FIVE EXPORT PARTNERS China, Canada, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom (in order of first to fifth)

5 PORT OF CHARLESTON The Port of Charleston is considered one of the nation s most efficient and productive ports. Claiming the deepest water in the coastal region with -45 ft./-14 meters depth at mean low tide, the harbor received approval for deepening to -50 ft./-15 meters, increasing accommodation capacity for larger Post-Panamax container ships 24 hours a day. As of 2014, Charleston s harbor receives seven post-panamax ship calls weekly on average.the South Carolina legislature has committed $300 million for the harbor deepening project. #2 9 TH 9 TH 19 U.S. port for North Europe container trade largest U.S. port in value $65 billion USD largest U.S. port in container volume 1.68 million TEU of the world s 20 carrier containers

6 SOUTH CAROLINA S ROBUST TRANSPORTATION INTERSTATES South Carolina is criss-crossed with 41,000 mi/ km of state maintained highways and has ground access to two thirds of the nation s population within a day s drive. 70% of the US population lives east of the Mississippi River, providing easy access from central SC region. 4 major interstates pass through the central SC region providing ease of access in all 4 cardinal directions: I-20, I-26, I-77, I-95. Interstate travel time is 30 mi/48 km in 30 minutes. COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (CAE) Serves 1.2 million passengers annually. 40 nonstop daily flights. Home of the UPS Southeast Region Air Hub; can handle 41,000 packages/documents per hour. Two runways with combined length of more than 16,000 ft./4.9 km. Operates Foreign Trade Zone #127. CAE Industrial Park is adjacent to the runway.

7 RAIL SERVICE CSX and Norfolk Southern operate approximately 1,928 mi/3 103 km of track in South Carolina. Norfolk Southern opened a new bulk transfer facility in West Columbia in 2013, just 2 mi/3.2 km from I-26 and near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. FOREIGN TRADE ZONE (FTZ 127) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operates the Port of Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) program allows for companies to defer, reduce or eliminate duties and tariffs on imported goods under certain conditions. DEEP MARKET ACCESS & RELIABLE INFRASTRUCTURE Centrally located between New York City and Miami, South Carolina is a gateway to international markets. South Carolina is connected with a vast communications network and integrated transportation system that includes the UPS Southeast Region Air Hub and Post-Panamax seaports like the Port of Charleston which has been a major hub for global commerce and trade for over 300 years. Port of Charleston is located less than an hour from the central SC region. MSC and Maersk are the largest carriers.

8 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT South Carolina is committed to helping international companies establish, relocate and expand in the U.S. and North American markets. In fact, more than 7% of South Carolina s private industry workforce is employed by foreign companies. Furthermore, the South Carolina Department of Commerce has offices located around the world in Munich, Germany; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Shanghai, China; and, Delhi, India with the purpose of assisting global companies with doing business in South Carolina. RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE ENERGY South Carolina has one of the lowest industrial power rates in the United States, about 16% lower than the national average. Companies are taking the next step in these energy savings by setting an example with their green initiatives. These savings translate to a better bottom line and are just one way South Carolina maintains its pro-business environment.

9 EMPLOYER - FRIENDLY CLIMATE Tort reform, worker s compensation reform, lower taxes and health care access for small businesses are just a few of the reasons why South Carolina has ranked among the top five most employer-friendly U.S. states for the past 6 years by numerous publications. SKILLED WORKFORCE South Carolina offers a highly skilled and productive workforce that has long been a draw to world-class companies looking to expand their business. ReadySC is one of the nation s premier training programs. Nearly 2,100 companies have been served and just under 275,945 workers trained by the nationally recognized workforce training program. The central South Carolina region has 4 technical colleges, 6 independent senior colleges, and a nationally ranked research university. On average, these schools enroll 72,000 students and graduate14,000 annually.

10 SINCE 2011, FOREIGN COMPANIES HAVE INVESTED OVER $6.7 BILLION AND GENERATED MORE THAN 15,600 NEW JOBS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THERE ARE MORE THAN 1,200 INTERNATIONAL FIRMS REPRESESENTING OVER 30 COUNTRIES EMPLOYING IN EXCESS OF 104,000 SOUTH CAROLINIANS

11 MARQUEE BRANDS IN CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA USA

12 WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: Professional site selection assistance Detailed information on available industrial sites and buildings Build a team of partners that will get you answers to your questions Provide an overview on business incentive programs ABOUT CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA ALLIANCE Founded in 1994, a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit public/private partnership which engages in the recruitment of capital investment in the 9-county central South Carolina region. Whether you re an existing business looking to expand or a global company interested in locating to the region, we can provide valuable assistance that will help facilitate the site selection process. Our professional project management team will work as a confidential consultant and will coordinate with state and local officials for a smooth experience. We welcome the opportunity to work with you Main Street, Suite 100 Columbia, South Carolina USA Tel:

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