BMW Impact

With an annual economic impact of $26.7 billion, BMW's Plant Spartanburg is an economic powerhouse for the South Carolina economy and community.

Economic Impact

At BMW Plant Spartanburg’s groundbreaking ceremony in 1992, then-BMW Chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim said, “The right people for the task are already right here where we need them. Together, ladies and gentlemen, we shall make automobiles from South Carolina famous throughout the world.” Today, BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg South Carolina is the largest BMW Group plant in the world, producing more than 1,500 vehicles each day. Read more here.


BMW Economic Impact Facts

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BMW Manufacturing Announces 2025 SC Teacher of the Year

State Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver announced on Thursday afternoon that Braden Wilson, a Social Studies teacher at Palmetto Middle School in Anderson School District One, has been named 2025 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. The event was held on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, SC.

As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the program’s premier sponsor for 27 years, handed Wilson the keys to a 2024 BMW X5 xDrive40i.

BMW Charity Pro-Am Announces Special Programming, Partnerships to Celebrate 30 Years of BMW Manufacturing in the Upstate

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex announced a series of special events and partnerships surrounding the 2024 tournament taking place June 3-9, 2024.

Tournament officials have shared that the Downtown Spartanburg Concert, hosted by The Johnson Group, will take place on the evening of Thursday, June 6 on Morgan Square.  This event coincides with the opening round of the BMW Charity Pro Am presented by TD SYNNEX. Additionally, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX will host its annual Friday night concert, this year featuring Steel Toe Stiletto, on the grounds of Hotel Hartness on Friday evening, June 7. This concert will provide the opportunity for members of the community to help celebrate 30 years of BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina with proceeds benefitting South Carolina Charities, Inc.

BMW Manufacturing Joins Greenville Community to Celebrate Opening of Reedy River Wetlands Preserve

BMW Manufacturing joined the City of Greenville and dozens of children to celebrate the official opening of the Reedy River Wetlands Preserve at Unity Park. Last year, BMW Manufacturing donated $1.25 million to restore and preserve the urban wetlands west of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The donation also supported the construction of low-impact, ADA-accessible boardwalks and overlooks through the wetlands.

Workforce Development & Education


BMW is working to improve the overall quality of life in the Palmetto State while ensuring a future quality workforce pool.