Accelerate is Greenville’s private sector fueled economic development initiative. It exists above and beyond regular Greenville Chamber initiatives and focuses on four major strategies. One of those strategies is ‘growing new company headquarters’, which is where NEXT comes in.
NEXT is a program of the Greenville Chamber that began more than 10 years ago and currently supports over 100 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina. NEXT attracts and grows high-impact, knowledge-based companies by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. They provide entrepreneur services and infrastructure to all types of high-growth ventures that are reinventing the global marketplace and strengthening the Greenville/Upstate region’s economy by creating quality jobs, attracting outside capital, and creating wealth through company ownership. By building a stronger entrepreneur ecosystem and promoting the successes happening here, NEXT also attracts outside companies to launch and grow here and assists with their relocation.
Each year NEXT conducts a survey with their entrepreneurs to produce the NEXT Impact Report. So, how are they doing? Take a look at their impact report to find out.
NEXT is clearly making a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs every day.