Manufactured for Success
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 an ideal location 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, including automotive manufacturing. 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, over the last 10 years, the Palmetto State has averaged manufacturing employment growth of more than 17%. South Carolina now leads the nation in the export sales of tires and passenger vehicles.
Advanced Manufacturing Feature Story
Samsung partnered with Alorica on a state-of-the-art facility for connected customer care. The new facility in Greenville County will include two advanced training centers for on-site agents, a showcase of the latest Samsung products across all categories, a private and secure video chat support area and a connected living lab with Samsung and competitive products.
Advanced Manufacturing Facts
manufacturing employment growth from 2017–2023
foreign countries represented by manufacturing projects since 2017
new manufacturing jobs announced from 2017–2023
existing manufacturers announced expansions in 2022 and 2023 combined
of South Carolina's private sector workforce is employed in manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing Snapshots
“Investing in U.S. manufacturing is a winning strategy for GE Appliances bringing us even closer to our customers and enabling us to serve them better. We’re doubling down on innovation in high-tech products, cutting-edge, advanced manufacturing, and creating American jobs.”
– GE Appliances President and CEO Kevin Nolan
“Our Associates are very proud of the ATV and SxS products we make at Honda of South Carolina. This investment and plant expansion reaffirms our commitment to our customers, the State of South Carolina, and our local communities.”
– Honda of South Carolina President Gary Mabrey
“We are very excited about the addition of the distribution center to our Orangeburg operations and the operational efficiencies which will be realized on the integration of this new warehouse facility with the current manufacturing operations. We want to thank the State of South Carolina, Orangeburg County and the City of Orangeburg for their full support of this project.”
– Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc. President Jeff Hohler
“For nearly 40 years, Samsung has steadily expanded our operations in the United States, creating thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, research and development. With this [South Carolina] investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its U.S. operations and deepening our connection to its American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics.”
– Samsung Electronics America President and CEO Tim Baxter