Total Quality Logistics, a rapidly growing freight brokerage firm, will be opening a new office in Richland County, South Carolina. The company has 34 offices in the United States and is one of the largest firms of its kind in North America.
Based in Columbia, SC, the new TQL office will be the company’s second in South Carolina; TQL has an existing location in Charleston.
Focused on logistics and sales operations, the new office is expected to generate 100 employment opportunities over the course of the next five years, and TQL is investing over a half a million dollars in the new establishment.
Why Choose Richland County?
Strong Business Climate
The growing markets, business-friendly regulations, and strategic geographic position of the area all made it an attractive choice for TQL.
Richland County is home to nearly 400,000 individuals and a thriving economy; per capita income growth has increased by over 37% from 2000 to 2013.
South Carolina also boasts some of the lowest corporate tax rates in the nation, attracting major businesses in a wide range of sectors.
Strategic Location With Much To Offer
Richland County offers an incredibly strategic location for TQL. The SC I-77 corridor region boasts a highly talented workforce with a labor draw area of over three million people. It is also home to a transportation network that includes major airports and rail systems.
The available road system is particularly advantageous for TQL, a company that coordinates moving truckload freight shipments. Richland County has three interstates that pass through the area including Interstate 77, which provides continuous access from Columbia to Cleveland.
For larger markets, the greater I-77 region provides access to 145 million people in one day’s driving distance.