Autonomous vehicle company Argo AI establishing operations in Greenville County

A teal and black map of Greenville County, South Carolina, with a white logo for Argo AI and the text of the county's name displayed above it.

$2.6 million investment expected to create 40 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. Argo AI (Argo), a global autonomy products and services company, will establish a test facility in Greenville County. The company’s $2.6 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs. 

Founded in 2016, Argo develops self-driving technology products and services to help make the world’s streets and roadways safe, accessible and useful for all. With operations across the United States and Europe, Argo works with leading automakers to integrate its Autonomy Platform into vehicles to operate autonomous ridesharing and goods delivery services that benefit communities around the world.  

Argo will establish a closed-course track in the SC Technology and Aviation Center for development and testing of its self-driving vehicle technology. The Greenville County track will be Argo’s fourth closed-course facility in addition to locations in western Pennsylvania,  Michigan, and Munich, Germany. It will be dedicated to highway-speed testing as the company advances toward commercial autonomous operations across multiple cities.  

Operations are expected to begin later this year. Individuals interested in joining the Argo team should visit the company’s careers page

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. 

QUOTES

“As Argo AI advances toward commercial operations across the U.S. and Germany, we are developing the Argo Autonomy Platform for safe operations in cities, suburbs and the highways that connect them. We look forward to bringing our highway-speed closed-course testing to Greenville County.” -Argo AI President and Co-Founder Peter Rander

“Argo AI’s new operation in Greenville County further proves what so many already know – South Carolina is a top destination for companies in the automotive industry. Our robust automotive industry continues to thrive, and that means our pro-business strategy is paying dividends.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Automation is the future in the automotive industry, and companies like Argo AI are trailblazers in their field. We are excited to welcome a cutting-edge company like Argo AI to South Carolina, and we know they’ll do great things here and beyond.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“We celebrate any time a company selects Greenville County to expand into, and certainly welcome a leading-edge technology organization like Argo AI to our community. We wish them continued success as they grow their customer base across North America.” -Greenville County Council Chair and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Willis Meadows

FOUR FAST FACTS

    • Argo AI (Argo) is establishing operations in Greenville County. 
    • $2.6 million investment expected to create 40 new jobs. 
    • Argo is a global autonomy company developing self-driving technology for ridesharing and goods delivery services   
    • Individuals interested in joining the Argo team should visit the company’s careers page.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

About Argo AI

Argo AI is a global autonomy products and services company headquartered in Pittsburgh, with engineering centers located in Detroit, Cranbury, NJ, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and Munich, Germany. Since 2016, the company has been on a mission to make the world’s streets and roadways safe, accessible, and useful for all. With a team of more than 1,800 people across the U.S. and Europe, Argo designs its Argo Autonomy Platform and Solutions to support autonomous ridesharing and goods delivery at scale to benefit communities around the world. For more information regarding Argo, please visit www.argo.ai.