S.C.’s Journey to Advanced Manufacturing

May 10, 2021

Ask the unknowing about South Carolina manufacturing and you may hear tales of woe, of a sector staggered by decades of textile mill closings and disappearing apparel jobs. That view, though, is dated and overlooks the segment’s rebirth and, with it, the restyling of the state’s business profile.

The success of BMW’s assembly plant in Greer is well known, with the 11,000-employee facility turning out 1,500 sports utility vehicles daily, but there are numerous other advanced manufacturers at work in South Carolina, slowly changing the perception of a state subsisting on cheap, semi-skilled labor.

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