Aerospace Industry

South Carolina is home to one of the nation's most dynamic aerospace centers. With an economic impact of more than $28 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.

Request More Information
Aerospace Industry Snapshot

SC is home to several military installations important to the aerospace industry, with around 400,000 veterans living within the state.

Download Industry Snapshot

Why is SC Just Right for Aerospace?


firms in the private sector component of the SC aerospace cluster


South Carolinians employed in the aerospace industry


new jobs announced by aerospace firms from 2017-2021

"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

largest export in the state

$1 billion

in export sales of aircraft in 2021

$28.8 billion

economic impact of Aerospace in SC

More than 400 aerospace-related companies call SC home.

gkn aerospace
lockheed martin
rbc bearings
wyman gordon

Learn more about what SC has to offer.

Is South Carolina Just Right for your Business?