Advanced Manufacturing Industry

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 approximately 19%. 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?

19% Manufacturing employment growth since 2011
31 foreign countries represented by new manufacturing projects since 2011
59,000 new manufacturing jobs announced from 2011–2017

“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.”

Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
41 existing manufacturers announced expansions in 2017
14% of South Carolina's total non-agricultural employment in 2017 was in the manufacturing industry
8 consecutive record years in export sales

Hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies call SC home.

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