Greenville’s Renaissance

Once the textile capital of the world, Greenville, S.C., now aggressively markets itself as a premier location for corporate headquarters and major manufacturing facilities. Located just over 100 miles from Charlotte, N.C., in the Southeast’s busy I-85 corridor, Greenville was once home to 13 large mills producing textiles for everything from household goods to clothing. When many of those mills moved overseas, Greenville was left with abandoned factories and rising unemployment.

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