South Carolina has a rich manufacturing tradition establishing the state as a leader in materials and engineering. Our manufacturing industry and synergy with the South Carolina automotive industry support a thriving network for aerospace and defense companies which has brought billions of dollars of investments and 23,000 jobs to the state.
The Boeing Company’s selection of South Carolina for its final assembly and delivery facility in 2009 and subsequent expansions cement the state as a top destination for the aerospace and aviation industry. Boeing alone utilizes 350 of South Carolina’s businesses as suppliers and has purchased more than $700 million in products from those companies. The South Carolina aerospace network is now comprised of more than 200 manufacturing and defense businesses across the state, including aerospace engineering companies, manufacturers, and design firms, proving the state as one of the nation’s leaders in advanced manufacturing.