Aerospace Industry

South Carolina is home to one of the nation's most dynamic aerospace centers. With an annual economic impact of more than $19 billion, the aerospace sector has evolved into a major pillar of the state's economy.

Since 2009, when Boeing selected North Charleston for its final assembly and delivery facility, the state's aerospace industry has soared. The driving force behind the success of this sector is the state's loyal, highly-skilled workforce. From premium automobiles to wide-bodied commercial aircraft, the people of South Carolina have proven that they excel in manufacturing advanced, extremely complex products.

Why is SC Just Right for Aerospace?

400 firms in the private sector component of the SC aerospace cluster
22,000 South Carolinians employed in the aerospace industry
5,129 new jobs announced by aerospace firms from 2011-2017

"GKN is proud to be a part of the South Carolina aerospace community. We continue growing our strong partnership with the state of South Carolina.”

Daniele Cagnatel, GKN Aerostructures North America Chief Executive Officer
12% increase in the export sales of aircraft from 2016 to 2017
$6.3 billion in export sales of aircraft in 2017
$19 billion annual economic output of aerospace industry including military facilities

More than 400 aerospace-related companies call SC home.

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