Launching and growing globally impactful companies is critical to the economic success of any community, including ours. Headquarter companies that start and grow locally provide many important benefits to the area, including greater job creation, higher quality job creation, and wealth generation through ownership.

Attracting and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs is an aggressive economic development sport, and we have our work cut out for us to be competitive in that arena. That said, we have many of the ingredients necessary for a healthy ecosystem of entrepreneurs here.

One of the most pivotal is a strong history of entrepreneurship. Since Greenville’s founding in 1770, we have been home to a steady stream of entrepreneurs who have built thriving businesses that transformed the region economically and culturally.

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