About TJC

About Spartanburg


Morgan_Square.jpg"Historically Southern, Culturally Modern"

A city that prides itself on being “historically Southern” and “culturally modern,” Spartanburg, South Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Strategically situated at the intersection of interstates 85 and 26, the city of 40,000—part of a greater metropolitan area of over 250,000—has been described as the “crossroads of the New South,” a place where commerce and community meet to foster a dynamic business environment and enviable quality of life. Drawing on its history as the state’s textile manufacturing capital, Spartanburg continues to be a hub for economic development and innovation. Home to BMW’s only North American manufacturing plant and over one hundred international firms, Spartanburg was also the birthplace of New York Stock Exchange companies Extended Stay America and Advance America. Recognized as an official “College Town, USA,” Spartanburg counts six diverse institutions of higher education among its residents, giving it the highest per capita college student population of any major city in South Carolina. The city’s collective commitment to the arts—rooted in a rich creative heritage—is borne out in the wide array of cultural offerings sponsored by organizations such as the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg and Hub-Bub. A place dedicated to active living, Spartanburg holds a national designation as a bicycle-friendly community.

The Johnson Collection is housed in the heart of Spartanburg’s resurgent downtown at One Morgan Square. To learn more about Spartanburg, please visit any of our community partners’ websites.




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