The South Carolina Department of Commerce is committed to helping businesses grow and prosper, and the Buy South Carolina program is one of the many ways we achieve this. Buy South Carolina is a purchaser-oriented material and service locator program that connects South Carolina (SC) companies with in-state suppliers and vendors. The goal is to help companies control costs and delivery times in order to make them more competitive in today's economy.
Let Buy South Carolina work for you by helping your company lower freight costs and manage supply chain activities—critical elements to the success of any business.
How can you benefit from Buy South Carolina?
Whether your business is large or small, new or existing, Buy South Carolina can connect you with in-state suppliers, products and vendors, and, in turn, help you:
- Improve efficiency
- Lower operation and freight costs
- Reduce supplier delivery times
- Improve business relations with suppliers
For Suppliers and Vendors
To help us connect your company with buyers in South Carolina, ensure that your company listing is up-to-date.
Submit a Buy South Carolina Supplier Information Form online
Download a Buy South Carolina Supplier Information Form and submit it via fax or email.
Suppliers submit forms via fax or email:
Fax: (803) 737-0538
To connect with South Carolina suppliers, submit the Buy South Carolina Buyer Request Form online or via fax to our Small Business Development Office. We will evaluate your needs and contact you with solutions and opportunities.
Submit a Buy South Carolina Buyer Request Form online
Download a Buy South Carolina Buyer Request Form and submit it via fax or email.
Buy South Carolina Success Stories
"Purchasing products in-state helps us control inventory, cuts our lead time and makes us more competitive. We try to purchase from South Carolina vendors whenever possible, which ultimately makes us more successful. Using South Carolina vendors is a no-brainer!"
— Charlie Gavin, executive vice president, Freeman Millwork
"Buy South Carolina brings great resources to local businesses on a state level and increases the opportunity for in-state businesses to expand and grow, helping them increase the financial impact on South Carolina. The Buy South Carolina program shows that the state cares about the local business environment and is committed to making it prosper."
— Ted Coles, general manager, Integrity Tool, LLC
"Kellett Enterprises Inc. has been in business since 1960 in Greenville and ships products all over the world. We always look to South Carolina to find local suppliers. The Buy South Carolina program is very user-friendly and helps connect us to in-state suppliers, which in turn helps cut costs and spend more time pursuing new customers."
— Beverly David, vice president of marketing, Kellett Enterprises
On B2B Matchmaking Event at 2015 Auto Summit: “From a supplier’s stand point I could not have asked for more. I was easily able to meet Customer decision makers, promote my company and begin building a relationship with them for the future. Please continue these types of efforts for us small business owners.”
– Tom Morris, President, METCO Inc.
Questions or comments?
Contact our Small Business Development Office at (803) 737-0400.
Disclaimer: Reference to specific companies and/or services that are or may be available in South Carolina does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of South Carolina or the South Carolina Department of Commerce.