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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing has always been at the heart of South Carolina’s economy. With its transition from an advanced textile manufacturing state to manufacturing automobiles, airplanes, and consumer electronics, advanced manufacturing remains at the forefront of the products made in South Carolina. Innovative research and educational facilities focusing on robotics, polymers, and advanced composites technology, South Carolina is committed to producing a growing supply of engineers and innovative workforce. The Palmetto State is an ideal location for your advanced manufacturing facility.

  • 6% manufacturing growth from 2010-2020
  • 75,000 new manufacturing jobs announced from 2011-2020
  • 14% of South Carolina’s workforce is employed in manufacturing
  • South Carolina offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Electric rates are 15% less than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by highly reliable, affordable power from the electric cooperatives click “SC Power Sites

Leading Advanced Manufacturers in SC

Use this interactive map to learn more about the advanced manufacturing industry in South Carolina, and to explore the clusters created by our state’s skilled workforce, strategic infrastructure, low cost of business, and attractive quality of life.


Workforce Education & Training

readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™
Composites Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence (CMTC)
Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT)

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