Britain-based Golfbreaks Opens U.S. Operations In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
“There are 30 million golfers in North America compared with four million in the U.K., and if we can capture the same five percent market share as we have in the U.K., we will be sending 1.5 million North American golfers on golf vacations annually at some point. This, in turn, will provide career opportunities for literally hundreds of Charleston area residents,” said Golfbreaks.com USA CEO/Co-Founder Daniel Grave.
“The opportunity is hugely exciting, and we are thrilled to have chosen the Lowcountry for our North American headquarters. From the State of South Carolina to the Charleston region, we could not have been given more support so far, for which we are extremely grateful,” he added.
According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, to properly navigate the economic development process in South Carolina, Golfbreaks.com has participated in the state’s Landing Pad program, which aims to assist established companies looking to enter the U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time. A collaborative effort between the S.C. Department of Commerce and the state’s regional economic development alliances, the program assists companies with a variety of issues and services, including regulation, taxation and translation, as well as finding suitable office space.
“It’s always special when a foreign-based company decides to establish its first U.S. operations in South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the impact that Golfbreaks.com will have on our entire state’s tourism industry and world-class golf culture,” said Governor Nikki Haley.
“With Golfbreaks.com’s announcement, it’s great to see that South Carolina’s new Landing Pad program is already making a difference. Team South Carolina will continue to work together to ensure that we provide the most welcoming environment possible for businesses from all corners of the globe, “ Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
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