Working in conjunction with regional development agencies, local government and business support agencies, Michelin Development in North America is focused on:

  • Stimulating employment by attracting new investment in the region
  • Supporting sustainable, quality employment within existing businesses
  • Assisting in the advancement of economic development projects with local business support agencies
  • Encouraging the development of skills and entrepreneurship to help support the long-term future of the region

Michelin Development Upstate South Carolina is a job creation program, which focuses on social and/or economically disadvantaged businesses in ten upstate counties.

Access to Finance and Expertise:

Michelin Development offers the following support to new start-up, small and medium sized businesses up to 500 employees

  • Loans from $10,000
  • At bank prime rate interest
  • Repayment period up to five years
  • Free of charge access to independent advice from Michelin’s considerable in-house expertise

The counties included in this program are: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union.


Contact information

John Tully

President, Michelin Development Company
Director, Michelin Development North
Phone: 864-735-5630

Upstate, South Carolina contact information:
Michelin Development Upstate
NEXT Innovation Center
411 University Ridge
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: 864-751-4808
Fax: 864-751-4941