From premium automobiles and appliances to boats and aircraft, each time a finished product rolls off an assembly line in this state, it helps solidify South Carolina's reputation as a location that truly is just right for advanced manufacturing. We are proud to have a history in manufacturing. Once focused on textile mill and apparel jobs, the Palmetto State now boasts a diversified industry of manufacturers. We have become a true leader in advanced manufacturing and one of the world's top producers of complex products.
The state's advanced manufacturing industry is growing at a record pace that shows no signs of slowing. In fact, since 2011, the number of manufacturing jobs has increased by nearly 16%. South Carolina now leads the nation in the export sales of tires, passenger vehicles and roller and ball bearings.
Why is SC Just Right for Advanced Manufacturing?
Manfred Erlacher, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
“The production of our 3.5 millionth South Carolina-made BMW is a result of the outstanding commitment and dedication of our associates to produce premium quality vehicles for customers.”