A Major Employment Center
From higher ed to health care to high tech, from finance to real estate to science and research, Spartanburg is home to some of the region's most dynamic companies.
Institutions of higher learning
Employees at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg is a city with opportunity to spare, home to seven institutions of higher learning, a highly rated and rapidly growing regional healthcare system, and a downtown that has become a magnet for corporate headquarters. The result is a City that offers a diverse mix of employment opportunities in the health care, higher ed, high tech, and finance sectors, among others. In the past three years alone, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, USC Upstate's George Dean Johnson Jr. School of Business, and Spartanburg Community College have all opened new campuses in or adjacent to the City's central business district, bringing hundreds of new jobs and thousands of new students downtown. They are joined inside the city limits by Wofford College and Converse College, highly regarded private liberal arts colleges that are also experiencing a period of growth and campus expansion and revitalization.
No fewer than 10 new corporate headquarters have relocated to Downtown Spartanburg over the past few years, and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has emerged as one of the most dynamic healthcare systems in the region, with more than 5,000 employees and plans for a multi-million dollar capital expansion on the drawing board. It all adds up to a City on the move, the perfect place for starting or continuing a career in some of the nation's fastest growing fields.
Spartanburg is home to some of the most highly rated public schools in the state.
Four-time National Blue Ribbon School
AP class offerings
Students grades 3-12 provided laptops/tablets
Spartanburg High School, in fact, was the first four-time National Blue Ribbon School, has been named one of the most rigorous high schools in the nation by the Washington Post, and today boasts more AP class offerings — 24 — than any other public high school in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Pine Street Elementary School’s arts-infused curriculum is considered a national model, while other elementary schools provide opportunities such as a Montessori program and a Science, Technology and Mathematics focused curriculm.
For more information about the two public school districts that serve City residents, visit spartanburg7.org or www.spartanburg6.k12.sc.us.
From concerts of all music genres to visits by acclaimed authors to one of our many special events, the destination in Spartanburg is Downtown.
College campuses located downtown
Chapman Cultural Center
Concert Venues Located Downtown
Start the day with a cup of locally-roasted coffee from the Little River Coffee Bar and a fresh pastry or biscuit from Cakehead Bakeshop, our award-winning local bakery. At the end of the day, head down the street and grab a pint of beer from our award-winning local brewer, RJ Rockers.
Here, you can you walk in the footsteps of legendary musicians on the Hub City Music Trail and then catch a concert at the Chapman Cultural Center or Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, two frequent hosts for musicians that are regulars on stages from New York to Nashville.
Home to the nationally renowned Hub City Writers Project, five college campuses, the $40 million Chapman Cultural Center, and a technology-focused business accelerator, Downtown Spartanburg is at the center of creativity, learning and innovation.
And with more than 1,000 white-collar workers and dozens more in the service sector, our city remains ripe for investment. From renovated historic storefronts to build-to-suit property in Renaissance Park, Downtown Spartanburg is full of opportunity.
For more information about downtown, visit SeeSpartanburgRise.com.
Love Where You Live
With plentiful, diverse career opportunites, great public and private schools, and a dynamic, vibrant downtown, it's easy to see how newcomers fall in love with Spartanuburg, but you don' have to take our word for it. Check out the video below to hear why our residents love what Spartanburg has to offer.