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  1. The foreign born population is becoming a more visible force… with the last decade showing the largest growth in history. • Greenville’s foreign born population in 2001 was 15,863, 4% of the total population. This is a growth of over 200% from the 6,000 residents in 1990. • Greenville and South Carolina are still below the national average on the number of foreign born of 11%. South Carolina ranks 39th out of the 50 states. Foreign Born Residents Source: South Carolina Office of Research and Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, 2001 Supplemental Survey

  2. The number of non-English speaking residents is significant. • Over 25,000 Greenvillians speak a language other than English in their homes. English as a Primary Language Source: South Carolina Office of Research and Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

  3. 1990 % Hispanic Population In 1990, the Hispanic population was relatively non-existent. Only one census tract had more than 2% of its population with Hispanic origin. Ethnicity Source: Claritas, 2001

  4. 2000 % Hispanic Population The reported Hispanic population in the county has grown over 400% in the last ten years. Now, several census tracts have in excess of 15% Hispanic populations. Since 1990, the reported Hispanic population has grown from less than 3,000 to over 16,300. Ethnicity Source: Claritas, 2001

  5. By 2030, the Hispanic population will have grown by 246% since 2001, consisting of over 11% of Greenville’s population. “I don’t know what your estimates are for the Hispanic population, but I assure you, they are considerable underestimations.” - HCA Focus Group Participant Hispanic Population In the United States, the current Hispanic population is 13%. In Greenville County it is 4%. Source: Greenville Chamber

  6. Zooming in even further, the Hispanic population is highly concentrated. 16% 10% 18% 24% Hispanic Population 14% 12% Source: Claritas, 2002

  7. By targeting specific areas, the Hispanic population can be reached efficiently 20% of the county’s Hispanic population lived in a five mile wide circle. Northwest Crescent Child Development and Family Service Center 5.2% 2.2% 1.3% Hispanic Population 5.5% 1.1% 2.4% 2.5% Source: Claritas, 2001

  8. Births to Hispanic Women in the County has More than Doubled Since the 1998 Study Births to Hispanic Women Source: Greenville County Health Department

  9. Understanding Greenville A Profile of a Changing Community Internationalism

  10. Most foreign born residents are not citizens. • In 2000, 95.1 percent of Greenville County’s population was NATIVE and 4.9 percent was foreign born (2.9 percent for South Carolina). • Of the 18,420 foreign born resident of Greenville County, 29.6 percent were naturalized citizens and 70.4 percent were not citizens. Foreign Born Residents Source: US Census

  11. South Carolina Foreign Born Rankings • Size of the foreign born population, 2000 32 out of 51 • Percent foreign born in the total population, 2000 38 out of 51 • Numeric change in the foreign born population, 1990 to 2000 30 out of 51 • Percent change in the foreign born population, 1990 to 2000 11 out of 51 Foreign Born Residents Source: US Census

  12. Of 18,000 foreign born residents in Greenville County, the largest representation is from Latin America. Region of Foreign Born Source: US Census

  13. Upstate International Festivals • January • Japanese New Year Celebration • Vietnamese New Year Celebration • February • Chinese New Year • March • India Day • Irish Festival • April • International Festival of Columbia • May • Greek Festival • Vietnamese Festival • June • Ritmo Festival (Caribbean/African American • Rhythm of the Tropics • Scottish Games • July • Bastille Day (French) • Columbian Festival • August • Bon Dance (Japanese) • September • Unity Festival • Oktoberfest (German) • October • Spartanburg International Festival International Festivals Source: International Center of the Upstate

  14. 168 18,500 51,000 China will become an even bigger force. Consider these numbers… Expressways in China 1989 Expressways in China TODAY China Expressways in China 2008 Our Interstate system tallies 46,000 miles. Implication: You have a $200MM Intel plant being built in Chengdu with 1/3 the wage rate of Shanghai

  15. 600 200 60,000 China will become an even bigger force. Consider these numbers… Number of foreign corporate R&D labs in China New foreign-owned corporate R&D labs to be constructed in China in the next year China Foreign-owned factories built in China between 2000 and 2003

  16. Economic development efforts have paid off. • Greenville has more foreign manufacturing investment per capita than anywhere else in the United States. • The Greenville area is home to 245 international companies from 20 countries. • 72 foreign based companies are here employing 12,477 people. • 170 corporate headquarters are located in Greenville. • Greenville has brought in more than $3 billion in new capital investment in the last seven years. International Investment

  17. Vision Focus Areas

  18. International Vision • Create an architecturally distinctive International Center to provide international services – cultural, educational, business services, exhibits and events. • Recognized internationally for its strong international trade and investment; Double the number of international businesses to 500 from 50 countries. • Establish major trade relationship with China through Tianjin Sister City connection • Celebrate internationalism with cultural exchanges, festivals, fountains, sculpture, etc. • Prepares students for living and working in a truly global world.