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.

South Carolina's manufacturing industry is growing at a record pace that shows no signs of slowing, from manufacturing headquarters to expanding advanced manufacturing operations. In fact, since 2011, the number of manufacturing jobs has increased by approximately 16%. South Carolina now leads the nation in the export sales of tires and passenger vehicles.

Why is SC Just Right for Advanced Manufacturing?

16% Manufacturing employment growth since 2011
31 foreign countries represented by new manufacturing projects since 2011
59,000 new manufacturing jobs announced from 2011–2017

“Our mission is to build a boat that is of great value and worthy of proud ownership. We accomplish this by utilizing historically-skilled South Carolina craftsmen, the most advanced composite materials available and a classic, distinctive design that sets us apart from our competition.”

Chris Martin and Jimmy Metts, Tidewater Boats Founders
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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