Economic Development

Spartanburg County Foundation

The Spartanburg County Foundation serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties and is the oldest community foundation in SC. It is home to many community funds and initiatives that work to improve the quality of life in Spartanburg County, such as the Citizen Scholars Program and the Southside Unity in the Community Fund.

Clemson Regional Small Business Development Center

This center offer a variety of services and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of small & medium-sized businesses. SBDC consultants at each site provide managerial and technical assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise.

Better Business Bureau of the Foothills

This site will help anyone with a business in the area, as well as anyone who has a problem with a business in the area.

Urban League of the Upstate

The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status.

SCORE – Piedmont Chapter

SCORE offers free and confidential counseling to anyone who plans to start a business. Workshops and links to helpful resources are available on the website.

Appalachian Council of Governments

The Appalachian COG, as the southern end of the appalachian region defined by the Appalachian Regional Council, provides support, funding, and council services to the municipalities and local governments in the six county Upstate region of South Carolina.

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

For more information about Spartanburg and the activities of our local chamber organization, visit this site.

Spartanburg Development Association

We help workplaces improve through information, training, and involvement. Area businesses improve and grow a healthy economic climate by promoting sound business practices and creating cooperative solutions through the Spartanburg Development Association (SDA). The SDA provides services including seminars, custom training, publications and consulting.