International Presence

The Department of Commerce has a long and successful track record of helping international companies establish, relocate and expand business operations in the U.S. and North American markets.

The state has had a presence in Europe and Asia for decades, where we provide advisory and support services, including:

  • Identification of suitable communities, sites and buildings
  • Detailed information on industry sectors and operating costs
  • Introduction to the state’s pro-business environment
  • Access to technical and workforce training programs
  • Government assistance, language interpretation and customary procedures
  • Providing an on-the-ground point of contact
  • Trade assistance

Today, more than 1,200 international firms have facilities located in South Carolina, and this number continues to grow.


Almeida Palais
Brienner Straße 14
80333 Munich GERMANY
Phone: +49 89 2919170
Andre LeBlanc - South Carolina Director of International Investment, Managing Director, Europe Office


Suite 2808, Grand Gateway Building 1
1 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, China 200030
Phone: +86 (0) 1379 531 8566
Thomas Shiekman - Managing Director


PMC Building, 5th Floor
1-23-5 Higashi Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0044
Phone: (81)-3-6426-5975
Gregory Lyon - Managing Director


1400 A, 14th Floor
Devika Tower
6-Nehru Place
New Delhi 110019
Phone: 91-11-41709326/40546760 Ext. 101
Tarun Gupta - Representative